Autonomic nervous system dysfunction in lightning and electrical injuries.

  title={Autonomic nervous system dysfunction in lightning and electrical injuries.},
  author={W. Jost and Lisa M. Sch{\"o}nrock and Michael Cherington},
  volume={20 1},
Autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction is a serious complication of lightning and electrical trauma (L/ET). The ANS regulates the normal vegetative functioning of many organ systems. When ANS is compromised after lightning and electric trauma, patients are vulnerable to serious medical problems. Three conditions of ANS dysfunction of particular concern for L/ET patients are complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), cardiovascular abnormalities, and keraunoparalysis (KP). The patient with CRPS… CONTINUE READING
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