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Disseminated intravascular coagulation and acute myocardial necrosis caused by lightning.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3998278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 24-year-old woman was struck by lightning and suffered 20% second degree burns. She was admitted after cardiac and respiratory arrest. Despite intensive supportive care she died 24 h later of cardiogenic shock complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation. At autopsy there was myocardial necrosis. Disseminated intravascular coagulation and myocardial necrosis are only rarely described as complications of lightning.
J M Ekoé; M Cunningham; O Jaques; F Balague; R P Baumann; L Humair; A de Torrenté
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Intensive care medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0342-4642     ISO Abbreviation:  Intensive Care Med     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-07-19     Completed Date:  1985-07-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704851     Medline TA:  Intensive Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / etiology*
Electric Injuries / etiology*
Myocardium / pathology*

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