Acute ischemic stroke in low-voltage electrical injury: A case report


BACKGROUND Acute stroke is not a common complication of electrical injury, and only a few cases of acute stroke have been reported for lightning or high-voltage injuries. CASE REPORT We present the case of a man who suffered from a low-voltage electrical injury followed by ischemic stroke. Magnetic resonance angiography showed segmental narrowing of the right internal carotid artery and right middle cerebral artery. The patient underwent thrombolytic therapy and catheter-assisted angioplasty. The low-voltage current-induced vasospasm rather than direct vascular injury, and this may explain why the intracranial defect occurred away from the electrical current pathway. CONCLUSION Electric shock injury with low-voltage alternating currents and prolonged contact period may cause ischemic stroke.

DOI: 10.4103/2152-7806.74093

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@inproceedings{HuanJui2010AcuteIS, title={Acute ischemic stroke in low-voltage electrical injury: A case report}, author={Yeh Huan-Jui and Liu Chih-Yang and Lo Huei-Yu and Chen Po-Chih}, booktitle={Surgical neurology international}, year={2010} }