Most studies on thermal burns are concerned with high-temperature injuries. This study involves accident victims who sustain cutaneous thermal burns upon contact with highway pavement at relatively low temperatures in summer climates. Medical and paramedical personnel have apparently not been alerted to the occurrence of highway contact thermal burns and to their prevention.
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