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Two cases of lightning strikes resulting in Lichtenberg figures
T. Ocak, A. Duran, U.Y. Tekelioglu, A. Demirhan, M. Bekdaş, A. Cetin

Lightning strikes may cause serious injury such as burns and cardiac rhythm disorders or death through the powerful electric current. Lichtenberg figures, also known as the “picture of the lightning” are the important clues for lightning strikes. They look like the fern image on the skin and they are pathognomonic for the lightning strikes. In this report, two cases of lightning strikes and Lichtenberg figures were presented.

Keywords: lightning strikes, lichtenberg figures, syncope

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