What are favorable prognostic indicators in patients with frostbite?

Updated: Jul 29, 2019
  • Author: Bobak Zonnoor , MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Favorable prognostic indicators include the following:

  • The more superficial the injury the better

  • Early sensation to pinprick

  • Healthy-appearing skin after rewarming

  • Clear blister more favorable than hemorrhagic blister


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