Lund and Browder chart for calculating the percentage of total body surface area burnt (Fig 14.

19)
Region head Partial thickness (%) [NB1] Full thickness (%)

A

A 1

1 13 2 2

neck anterior trunk

13 2 2

posterior trunk right arm left arm

1 /2
1

1 /2
1

1 /2
1

1 /2
1

buttocks genitalia right leg left leg Total burn NB1: Do not include erythema

1 /2
1

1 B B

1 /2
1

1 /2
1

21/2 21/2 B B

11/2

C

C

C

C

Area A = half of head B = half of one thigh

Age 0 91/2 23/4 21/2

1 81/2 31/4 21/2

5 61/2 4 23/4

10 51/2 41/2 3

15 41/2 41/2 31/4

Adult 31/2 43/4 31/2

13/4

13/4

1 /4
3

1 /4
3

C = half of one lower leg

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Published in eTG complete, March 2008. ©Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd. www.tg.org.au

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