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VOLUME 23 , ISSUE 8 ( August, 2019 ) > List of Articles


A Rare Case of Neurogenic Pulmonary Edema Following High-voltage Electrical Injury

Nishant Chauhan

Keywords : Electric shock, Lung ultrasound score, Pulmonary edema

Citation Information : Chauhan N. A Rare Case of Neurogenic Pulmonary Edema Following High-voltage Electrical Injury. Indian J Crit Care Med 2019; 23 (8):384-386.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23226

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Electrical injuries though infrequent, are potentially devastating form of injuries which are associated with high morbidity and mortality. The severity of the injury depends upon intensity of the electrical current which is determined by the voltage and the resistance offered by the victim. These injuries vary from trivial burns to death. There have been few reports about pulmonary injuries due to electrical current but none mentioning neurogenic pulmonary edema (NPE). Here we report a young boy who when exposed to high voltage current developed neurogenic pulmonary edema and was successfully managed. Though there is no specific protocol for electrical injury but identifying the organs involved along with type of disease facilitates the management.

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