Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Frostbite and Frostnip Evaluation

Evaluation of frostbite or frostnip begins with a history of the cold exposure, symptoms and a physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with frostbite or frostnip may include:

Testing is not necessary to make the diagnosis of frostnip or frostbite.

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Last Updated: Mar 18, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Frostbite and Frostnip References
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  2. Su CW, Lohman R, Gottlieb LJ. Frostbite of the upper extremity. Hand Clin. 2000 May;16(2):235-47. [10791170]
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