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Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2015;26(4): 345-348.
가역적인 신경학적 이상을 동반한 낙뢰손상 환자: 증례보고
최일국, 최한주
단국대학교 의과대학 응급의학교실
A Patient of Lightning Injury Combined with Reversible Neurologic Deficits: A Case Report
Il Kug Choi, Han Joo Choi
Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea
Correspondence  Han Joo Choi ,Tel: 041) 550-6840, Fax: 041) 550-7054, Email: iqtus@hanmail.net,
Received: April 15, 2015; Revised: April 20, 2015   Accepted: June 12, 2015.  Published online: August 31, 2015.
Lightning injury can cause systemic deterioration, including neurologic deficits. We present a case of lightning injury with reversible neurologic deficits in a 49-year-old man. Clinical manifestations of neurologic deficits due to lightning injury vary from lightheadedness to paralysis. In order to achieve a favorable outcome, immediate respiratory support and careful neurologic examinations are key elements during initial resuscitation. If secondary injuries due to any type of trauma following lightning were suspected, emergency physicians should make a decision regarding use of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.
Key words: Lightning injuries, Neurologic manifestations, Paralysis
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