Lightning Injury With Survival in Five Patients

Brian W. Amy, William F. McManus, Cleon W. Goodwin, Basil A. Pruitt

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Abstract

Of a total of 4,153 admissions, five patients with lightning-associated injuries were admitted to a burn center during a 15-year period, 1969 through 1983. In these patients, the burned portion of the total body surface ranged from 3% to 29% (average, 16%), and all survived. The associated injuries and complications in these lightning-strike victims and a review of treatment guidelines are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume253
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 11 1985

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