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post electrocution syndrome

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Post electrocution syndrome Effect of 1.21 jigowatts of electricity on a human body

EMERGENCY CARE

Definition A constellation of symptoms and findings that develop in a person up to years after being struck by lightning.

Clinical findings Arrhythmias, increased startle response, sleep disorders, fainting, disorientation, hypotension, tachycardia, decreased IQ, panic attacks, memory loss, seizures, debilitating pain from peripheral nerve damage; the cause is uncertain, but may be due to electroporation. 

Synonyms Electric shock syndrome, post electric shock syndrome 

References Discover August, 2002, p46 

http://www.uic.edu/labs/lightninginjury/Disability.pdf[

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