What are the poor 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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Poor prognostic indicators include the following:

  • Absence of edema

  • Hemorrhagic blebs

  • Blebs not extending to tips of phalanges

  • Persistent mottling/violaceous hue (cyanosis) and anesthesia after rewarming

  • Frozen appearance of tissue


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