Keraunoparalysis, a neurological manifestation after lightning strike: a case Report

Authors

  • Sumana Bajracharya Patan Academy of Health Sciences
  • Ashis Shrestha
  • Sajan Shrestha
  • Sitaram Shrestha
  • Samita Acharya
  • Yagya Raj Pokharel
  • Yogendra Amatya
  • Srijana Gauchan
  • Rose House

Abstract

Lightening strike can have wide range of physical and neuropsychiatric symptoms. Burn, extensive tissue damages, cardiac rhythm disturbances and secondary injuries are well described and observed. The patient may also go through transient neurological symptoms, which may go unseen in some cases while in some cases it may get extra attention and series of investigations. Keraunoparalysis is one of the immediate neurological complications encountered after lightning strike. This manifests as transient self-limiting symptoms.

 

Keywords: keraunaparalysis, lightning, neurological symptoms

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Published

2017-11-10

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General Section - Case Reports