Lightning Injuries Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Nov 20, 2017
  • 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