A case of electrical injury

Nobuhiko Kosai, Akiko Tomitaka, Junko Sowa, Hirohiko Akamatsu, Makoto Takeuchi, Kayoko Matsunaga, Kayoko Suzuki, Naoki Otake

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We report a case of electric shock injury in a 42-year old man who was electrocuted with a current of 200. V voltage while performing civil engineering work. Electric current spots were observed on both his right and left forearms and the back of his right hand, suggesting that the electric current entered through the back of the hand, exiting from the forearm on the right side, and through the switch to the palm, and then exiting from the forearm on the left side. We performed an MRI, which provided confirmation of the degree and range of local muscular tissue damage. A relaxation incision, debridement and the attachment of an artificial dermis preceded full-thickness grafting. Following post-surgical rehabilitation, a mild contracture of finger joints was observed, but the motor functions were observed to have significantly improved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234-236
Number of pages3
JournalNishinihon Journal of Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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