Electrical injuries in children

Am J Dis Child. 1983 Mar;137(3):231-5. doi: 10.1001/archpedi.1983.02140290023006.


Electrical injuries in children continue to account for substantial morbidity and mortality. This review describes the responsible pathogenetic mechanisms and five separate types of injury. Multisystem complications are discussed as well as current concepts of patient management. We emphasize the importance of prevention and include a pediatrician's "reminder" list for parent education.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Burns, Electric / therapy
  • Child
  • Electric Injuries / complications
  • Electric Injuries / etiology*
  • Electric Injuries / prevention & control
  • Electric Injuries / therapy
  • Humans
  • Muscle Contraction