What are the sexual predilections of frostbite?

Updated: Jul 29, 2019
  • Author: Bobak Zonnoor , MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Most frostbite victims are male. [31] This disparity may result from increased outdoor activity among males as opposed to genetic predisposition. However, it has also been noted that women are at greater risk of developing hypothermia than are men. Thus, there may be gender variations in susceptibility to cold-related injuries that have not yet been fully elucidated.


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