Frostbite

medical condition where localized damage is caused to skin and other tissues due to freezing

Frostbite is the localized medical condition where very cold temperatures damage skin and other tissue. It is most likely to happen in body parts farthest from the heart and in body parts with large exposed areas with many blood circulations. It most often occurs in toes.[1]

Frostbite
Classification and external resources
Frostbitten hands
ICD-10T33.-T35.
ICD-9991.0-991.3
DiseasesDB31167
MedlinePlus000057
eMedicineemerg/209 med/2815 derm/833 ped/803
MeSHD00562

Also, if the affected parts are not amputated, the person is likely to suffer from a disease called gangrene.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Giesbrecht, Gordon G.; Wilkerson, James A. (2006). Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries: Prevention, Survival, Rescue and Treatment. Seattle, WA: The Mountaineers Books. p. 74. ISBN 0898868920.