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Electrical Injury Lightning Evaluation

The evaluation of a lightning injury includes a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with a lightning injury may include:

Tests are required to evaluate lightning injuries.

Tests that may be used to evaluate a lightning injury include:

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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