PMID: 4753241Nov 3, 1973Paper

Lightning injury: two case histories and a review of management

British Medical Journal
G C Hanson, G R McIlwraith

Abstract

Two cases of fatal lightning injury are described. Fixed dilated pupils should not be taken as an indicator of death after a lightning strike. Persons who fail to breath spontaneously within one minute of lightning shock should receive external cardiac massage and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Paralysis may persist as result of cerebral oedema or prolonged hypoxia-it is therefore suggested that adequate ventilation and metabolic balance should be maintained until recovery or death.

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