Lightning Injuries Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Sep 17, 2021
  • Author: Mary Ann Cooper, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of lightning injury include the following:

  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Seizure
  • Cardiorespiratory arrest
  • CNS injury or stroke
  • Autonomic nervous system injury
  • Peripheral nervous system injury
  • Blunt and explosive trauma
  • Musculoskeletal injury
  • Acoustic injury
  • Barotrauma

Differential Diagnoses