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Electrical Burns

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by Kirchheimer S


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.


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