oa South African Medical Journal - Spinal atrophic paralysis : following lightning stroke

Volume 26, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A case of spinal atrophic paralysis following lightning stroke has been descriptionbed and the resemblance to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis noted. The main pathological findings in death due to high voltage electrical currents, and the possible mechanism causing these injuries, has been discussed.

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