Modern concepts of treatment and prevention of lightning injuries.

  title={Modern concepts of treatment and prevention of lightning injuries.},
  author={Richard F. Edlich and Heidi-Marie A Farinholt and Kathryne L Winters and Lunzy D Britt and William B. Long},
  journal={Journal of long-term effects of medical implants},
  volume={15 2},
Lightning is the second most common cause of weather-related death in the United States. Lightning is a natural atmospheric discharge that occurs between regions of net positive and net negative electric charges. There are several types of lightning, including streak lightning, sheet lightning, ribbon lightning, bead lightning, and ball lightning. Lightning causes injury through five basic mechanisms: direct strike, flash discharge (splash), contact, ground current (step voltage), and blunt… CONTINUE READING
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