Injuries Caused By Lightning

Among the injuries caused by lightning include cardiac arrest, loss of consciousness and temporary or permanent neurological deficits; serious burns and injuries of internal tissues are rare. The diagnosis is made clinically; for evaluating an ECG and cardiac monitoring are required. Treatment is supportive. Although injuries and deaths have decreased in the last 50 years due to lightning, lightning strikes still cause about 30 deaths and hundreds of injuries each…

September 3, 2018