[Neurological symptoms following lightening strike].

  title={[Neurological symptoms following lightening strike].},
  author={Rianne C van Spijker and Ed Monasch and Noor Compier-Mahboob and Ingemar Sergio Jos{\'e} Merkies},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
A 56-year-old man was referred to the neurological outpatients' department suffering from problems with walking and painful, burning feet after having been struck by lightning 6 months previously. He also experienced orthostatic symptoms and episodes of 'flushing' and was unable to tolerate contact with clothing or bed sheets on his lower legs or feet. After excluding other possible causes, the patient was diagnosed with 'polyneuropathy due to lightning strike'. Gabapentine had a favourable… CONTINUE READING