Second-Degree Burn: Superficial Partial-Thickness Burn

Second-degree burn: superficial partial-thickness burn

A superficial second-degree burn injures the top layer of skin (epidermis) and may injure a small area of the tissue (dermis) below the skin.

Current as of: July 1, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
H. Michael O'Connor MD - Emergency Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine