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Nonfreezing Cold Injury in a Pediatric HikerFunding None.
Nonfreezing cold injury has been primarily described in military populations as a result of prolonged exposure to wet environments and cold, but not freezing, temperatures. This type of injury occurs less commonly in the civilian population and in children, but poses a risk for short-term debilitating extremity pain, tissue damage, and infection and for long-term chronic neuropathic pain and temperature intolerance. We describe a case of nonfreezing cold injury in a pediatric hiker.
Keywordsnonfreezing cold injury - peripheral neuropathy - neuropathic pain - peripheral nerve injury
Received: 27 July 2020
Accepted: 07 August 2020
Article published online:
09 September 2020
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