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Types[ edit ] Deformity of a hand due to an X-ray burn. These burns are accidents. X-rays were not shielded when they were first discovered and used, and people received radiation burns.
Some reactions are immediate, while others may be later e. They can appear similar to sunburn. Unlike gamma rays, beta emissions are stopped much more effectively by materials and therefore deposit all their energy in only a shallow layer of tissue, causing more intense but more localized damage.
On cellular level, the changes in skin are similar to radiodermatitis. High doses of radiation can cause rapid browning of skin, known as "nuclear tan". Further protection is provided by clothing, especially shoes.
The dose is further reduced by limited retention of radioactive particles on skin; a 1 millimeter particle is typically released in 2 hours, while a 50 micrometer particle usually does not adhere for more than 7 hours. Beta emissions are also severely attenuated by air; their range generally does not exceed 6 feet 1.
Safety goggles are recommended to attenuate strong beta. An example of such damage is the Red Foresta victim of the Chernobyl accident. Careful washing of exposed body surface, removing the radioactive particles, may provide significant dose reduction.
Exchanging or at least brushing off clothes also provides a degree of protection. After 1—3 weeks burn symptoms appear; erythema, increased skin pigmentation dark colored patches and raised areasfollowed by epilation and skin lesions. Primary erythema lasting more than 72 hours is an indication of injury severe enough to cause chronic radiation dermatitis.
Edema of dermal papillaeif present within 48 hours since the exposition, is followed by transepidermal necrosis. After higher doses, the malpighian layer cells die within 24 hours; lower doses may take 10—14 days to show dead cells.
In first degree beta burns the damage is largely limited to epidermis. Dry or wet desquamation occurs; dry scabs are formed, then heal rapidly, leaving a depigmented area surrounded with irregular area of increased pigmentation. The skin pigmentation returns to normal within several weeks. Second degree beta burns lead to formation of blisters.
Third and fourth degree beta burns result in deeper, wet ulcerated lesions, which heal with routine medical care after covering themselves with dry scab. In case of heavy tissue damage, ulcerated necrotic dermatitis may occur.
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