Heat, overexposure to the sun or other radiation, or chemical or electrical contact can cause tissue injury. Burns can range from minor medical issues to life-threatening situations. Burn therapy is determined by the location and degree of the injury. It can also be classified based on its size. A small burn is localized to the injured area. On the other hand, a large or extensive burn has damage of 25% or more of the total body surface area (TBSA). The body’s response to an injury of this size is systemic and it affects all major systems of the body. Knowing the classification of burn is important due to the significant role it plays in burn management and treatment.
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