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January 11, 1985

Lightning Injury With Survival in Five Patients

JAMA. 1985;253(2):243-245. doi:10.1001/jama.1985.03350260095034

Of a total of 4,153 admissions, five patients with lightning-associated injuries were admitted to a burn center during a 15-year period, 1969 through 1983. In these patients, the burned portion of the total body surface ranged from 3% to 29% (average, 16%), and all survived. The associated injuries and complications in these lightning-strike victims and a review of treatment guidelines are presented.

(JAMA 1985;253:243-245)