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Little boy suffers electric shock

Identifier

006576

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

A description of the experience

J Burn Care Rehabil. 1992 Mar-Apr;13(2 Pt 1):214-7. Late onset of extensive brain damage and hypertension in a patient with high-voltage electrical burns. Eldad A, Neuman A, Weinberg A, Benmeir P, Rotem M, Chauoat M, Gomori JM, Wexler MR. Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.

An 11-year-old boy sustained high-voltage electrical and flame burns over 85% of his body surface area, 75% of which were full-thickness burns.

After 4 months of treatment and multiple operations and skin graftings before his discharge from hospital, he exhibited irritability, hallucinations, and eventually, seizures and respiratory and cardiac arrest.

He was resuscitated successfully.

Diffuse bilateral brain damage was observed by means of computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Acute hypertension (up to 290/220 mm Hg) developed the following day. Recovery began 48 hours later.  Most clinical symptoms and the hypertension resolved within 1 week. However, the computerized tomographic scans and magnetic resonance imaging findings persisted but were resolved within 2 months.

Irritability and low tolerance for frustration were the only remaining symptoms at the time of a 12-month follow-up examination.

PMID: 1587920

The source of the experience

PubMed

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Electric shock

Suppressions

Brain damage

Commonsteps

References