Congelación de las manos

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Congelación de las manos

La congelación raras veces se presenta en áreas de clima templado. Ocurre a temperaturas bajo cero o a temperaturas justo debajo del punto de congelación pero con viento (viento frío). A ciertas temperaturas, la congelación puede ocurrir en minutos. En la foto se puede observar el ampollado e hinchazón causados por la congelación del tejido. La congelación severa puede ocasionar la pérdida de los dedos de la mano y del pie u otras partes del cuerpo.

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  • Last Reviewed on 01/08/2012
  • Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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