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Lightning Injuries

Accidental injuries caused by brief high-voltage electrical discharges during thunderstorms. Cardiopulmonary arrest, coma and other neurologic symptoms, myocardial necrosis, and dermal burns are common. Prompt treatment of the acute sequelae, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is indicated for survival.
Also Known As:
Injuries, Lightning; Injury, Lightning; Lightning Injury; Lightning Strokes; Stroke, Lightning; Strokes, Lightning; Lightning Stroke
Networked: 14 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 0 trials/studies)

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Burns
2. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
3. Tetanus
4. Seizures (Seizure)
5. Polycythemia Vera

Experts

1. Löbermann, M: 1 article (06/2009)
2. Duppel, H: 1 article (06/2009)
3. Reisinger, E C: 1 article (06/2009)
4. Hu, Lina: 1 article (04/2009)
5. Sun, Caixin: 1 article (04/2009)
6. Lin, Anping: 1 article (04/2009)
7. Mi, Yan: 1 article (04/2009)
8. Tang, Yao: 1 article (04/2009)
9. Yao, Chenguo: 1 article (04/2009)
10. Shen, Xiao-zhi: 1 article (09/2008)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Lightning Injuries:
1. VitaminsIBA
2. SilverIBA
3. PlasticsIBA
4. Nylons (Nylon)IBA
5. IonsIBA
6. HormonesIBA
7. GoldIBA
8. Free RadicalsIBA
9. AntibodiesIBA
10. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Resuscitation