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what type of burn requires removal of dead tissue and a skin graft to heal properly?

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Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 39 years experience
A 3rd-degree burn: 1st- and 2nd-degree burns are partial-thickness burns and will heal on their own, given good wound care and good nutrition. 3rd-degree burns are full-thickness burns and will require debridement of the burned dead tissue and skin grafting to heal.

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