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March 1983

Electrical Injuries in Children

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Loma Linda (Calif) University School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1983;137(3):231-235. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1983.02140290023006

• Electrical injuries in children continue to account for substantial morbidity and mortality. This review describes the responsible pathogenetic mechanisms and five separate types of injury. Multisystem complications are discussed as well as current concepts of patient management. We emphasize the importance of prevention and include a pediatrician's "reminder" list for parent education.

(Am J Dis Child 1983;137:231-235)