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Lightning Strike: A Case Report with Unusual Finding

Publication Type : Journal Article

Source : Journal South India Medicolegal Assoc 2021; 13 (1): 66-68

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Forensic Medicine

Verified : No

Year : 2021

Abstract : Lightning strike is an unusual form of trauma in terms of being one of the leading causes of death from natural phenomenon. Lightning strike can cause severe damage to many systems and results in a high mortality. The most common cause of death in the lightning strike victim is cardiopulmonary arrest. The most vulnerable subjects for lightning strike are individuals who work in open fields, farmers, and swimmers. The cardiac and neurological injuries are the most serious injuries. Burns, tinnitus, blindness, and secondary blunt trauma have also been reported. Gastrointestinal complications have been documented very rarely. In this study, we present a case of gastric perforation after lightning strike. No report related to gastric perforation caused by lightning strike has been identified in the literature.

Cite this Research Publication : K Nirmal, B Ajay, James Biju, Sasidharan A. Lightning Strike: A Case Report with Unusual Finding. J South India Medicolegal Assoc 2021; 13 (1): 66-68. (Scopus, Index Copernicus)

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