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Intravenous injection of Patent Blue V dye in burned patients in the immediate postburn period rapidly produces staining of viable tissues in such a manner that the exact limits of third-degree burn are promptly and accurately identified. The method is applicable to burns of all sizes and types.
The differential stain is fully developed in the burned skin by 10 minutes after injection and remains distinct for approximately 20 minutes. This period of time allows accurate appraisal of the burn and provides a cornerstone upon which subsequent therapeutic decision may be confidently based.
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Received: November 30, 1964
☆Presented before the Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Oct. 25, 1964.
© 1965 Published by Elsevier Inc.