Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Burns Chemical Evaluation

The evaluation of chemical burns begins with a medical history and physical. The specific chemical, its strength and the type of exposure are very important.

Physical findings in those with chemical burns may include:

Tests are usually not necessary to evaluate chemical burns unless a very large area is burned, or the burn is caused by a highly toxic chemical.

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Last Updated: Jun 1, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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