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Second degree burns on the hand of a 53-year-old woman caused by liquid nitrogen. This was the result of a work accident. Burns causing blistering are classified as second degree burns. Nitrogen is a liquid at temperatures below -198 degrees Celsius. Liquid nitrogen is used as a coolant and as a refrigerant for cold storage. The burns must be kept clean. Treatment is with painkillers.
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