A person who survives an assault by burning may suffer a number of serious complications.
Complications of an assault by burning:
(1) decreased visual acuity or blindness in one or both eyes
(2) facial disfigurement
(3) pulmonary disability secondary to scarring after inhalation injury
(4) cerebral anoxic damage
(5) post-traumatic stress disorder with anxiety and/or depression
(6) physical disability
(7) social isolation
(8) decrease in work capacity, including unemployment
Additional complications may occur if the person was physically assaulted at the same time.
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Specialty: Clinical Laboratory