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Third degree leg burns. Third degree burns to the right leg of a young person. The degree of a burn refers to the depth of damage done to the skin. First degree affects only the outer layer (epidermis) of the skin. Second degree involves damage to both the epidermis and the dermis, the underlying layer consisting of connective tissue, blood, lymph, nerve endings, sweat glands and hair follicles. Third degree burns affect the epidermis, dermis and damage tissue lying beneath the skin.
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