Electrical injury

Alternative Names

Electrical shock

Definition of Electrical injury

An electrical injury can occur to the skin or internal organs when a person is directly exposed to an electrical current.

Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

Review

Jacob L. Heller, MD, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, Clinic. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 1/15/2009

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Electrical injury

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