Pathognomonic symptom associated with lightning strike: Lichtenberg figure


Yigit M., Tanrikulu N., Turkdogan K. A. , Yigit E.

JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, cilt.65, sa.2, ss.218-219, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 65 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.218-219

Özet

Lightning strikes especially occur during spring and summer months in the afternoons when there is heavy rain. In deaths resulting from lightning strike, there may either be no evidence on the dead person's clothes or body, or there may be burnt or torn patches on their clothes and lichtenberg figures specific to lightning strikes on their bodies. In such cases that also have a comorbid of cognitive dysfunction, since there is generally amnesia, having these figures during the physical examination has a valuable place in early diagnosis and quick treatment.This paper presents a case of lightning strike that was found to have Lichtenberg figures on the back and right leg after secondary examination.