Keraunoparalysis, a neurological manifestation after lightning strike: a case Report

Authors

  • Sumana Bajracharya Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Ashis Shrestha Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Sajan Shrestha Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Sitaram Shrestha Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Samita Acharya Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Yagya Raj Pokharel Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Yogendra Amatya Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Srijana Gauchan Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Rose House Indiana University, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v4i1.24668

Keywords:

keraunaparalysis, lightning, neurological symptoms

Abstract

Lightning strike can have wide range of physical and neuropsychiatric symptoms. Burn, extensive tissue damages, cardiac rhythm disturbances and secondary injuries are well described and observed. The patient may also go through transient neurological symptoms, which may go unseen in some cases while in some cases it may get extra attention and series of investigations. Keraunoparalysis is one of the immediate neurological complications encountered after lightning strike. This manifests as transient self-limiting symptoms.

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Author Biographies

Sumana Bajracharya, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Lecturer, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine

Ashis Shrestha, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Lecturer, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine

Sajan Shrestha, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Medical Officer, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine

Sitaram Shrestha, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Professor, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine

Samita Acharya, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Associate Professor, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine

Yagya Raj Pokharel, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Lecturer, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine

Yogendra Amatya, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Lecturer, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine

Srijana Gauchan, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Lecturer, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine

Rose House, Indiana University, USA

Consultant, Emergency Pediatrician

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Published

2017-06-30

How to Cite

Bajracharya, S., Shrestha, A., Shrestha, S., Shrestha, S., Acharya, S., Pokharel, Y. R., Amatya, Y., Gauchan, S., & House, R. (2017). Keraunoparalysis, a neurological manifestation after lightning strike: a case Report. Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences, 4(1), 47–50. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v4i1.24668

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General Section: Case Reports