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Electrical Burns

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by Kirchheimer S
 

Symptoms

Symptoms may include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, do not assume it is due to an electrical burn. These symptoms may be caused by other, less serious health conditions. If you experience any one of them, consult a doctor.
Electricity can also cause cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, and/or unconsciousness.
 

RESOURCES

Burn Prevention Foundations
http://www.burnprevention.org

Safe Kids Worldwide
http://www.safekids.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Healthy U
http://www.healthyalberta.com

 

References


Browne BJ, Gaasch WR. Electrical injuries and lightning. Emerg Med Clin North Am . 1992; 10:211.


Cawley JC, Homce GT. Occupational electrical injuries in the United States, 1992-1998, and recommendations for safety research. J Safety Res. 2003; 34:241.


Cooper MA. Electrical and lightning injuries. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1984; 2:489


DynaMed Editors. Electrical burn. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated November 30, 2009. Accessed August 10, 2010.


Family Doctor. Fire safety. Family Doctor.org website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/PageManager.jsp?dn=KidsHealth&lic=1&ps=107&cat%5Fid=150&article%5Fset=21666. Accessed October 20, 2010.

 

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