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frostbite


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(frost-byt)

damage to the tissues caused by freezing. The affected parts, usually the nose, fingers, or toes, become pale and numb. Ice crystals form in the tissues, which may thus be destroyed, and amputation may become necessary. Frostbitten skin is highly susceptible to bacterial infection.

Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


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