Lightning injury: A review

Amber E. Ritenour, Melinda J. Morton, John G. McManus, David J. Barillo, Leopoldo C. Cancio

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Abstract

Lightning is an uncommon but potentially devastating cause of injury in patients presenting to burn centers. These injuries feature unusual symptoms, high mortality, and significant long-term morbidity. This paper will review the epidemiology, physics, clinical presentation, management principles, and prevention of lightning injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-594
Number of pages10
JournalBurns
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Burns
  • Lightning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Ritenour, A. E., Morton, M. J., McManus, J. G., Barillo, D. J., & Cancio, L. C. (2008). Lightning injury: A review. Burns, 34(5), 585-594. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2007.11.006

Lightning injury : A review. / Ritenour, Amber E.; Morton, Melinda J.; McManus, John G.; Barillo, David J.; Cancio, Leopoldo C.

In: Burns, Vol. 34, No. 5, 01.08.2008, p. 585-594.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Ritenour, AE, Morton, MJ, McManus, JG, Barillo, DJ & Cancio, LC 2008, 'Lightning injury: A review', Burns, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 585-594. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2007.11.006
Ritenour AE, Morton MJ, McManus JG, Barillo DJ, Cancio LC. Lightning injury: A review. Burns. 2008 Aug 1;34(5):585-594. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2007.11.006
Ritenour, Amber E. ; Morton, Melinda J. ; McManus, John G. ; Barillo, David J. ; Cancio, Leopoldo C. / Lightning injury : A review. In: Burns. 2008 ; Vol. 34, No. 5. pp. 585-594.
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