Fast Five Quiz: Can You Properly Identify and Treat Frostbite?

C. Crawford Mechem, MD, MS


January 15, 2015

'Tis the season for warm holiday wishes and freezing cold temperatures. Frostbite, the most common type of freezing injury, is defined as the freezing and crystalizing of fluids in the interstitial and cellular spaces as a consequence of exposure to freezing temperatures. It can develop rapidly, especially when cold is combined with high winds.

Because no standardized reporting system or database for frostbite is available, its prevalence is unknown. With Jack Frost nipping, do you know how best to identify and treat this chilling condition? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.


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