Watch this short video as Jenny Ziembicki, MD, director of the UPMC Mercy Burn Center, discusses common electrical burns. Specifically, Dr. Ziembicki outlines the complications of young children and infants biting on electrical cords as well as risks associated with low voltage and alternating current injuries.
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