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S Afr Med J. 2012 Jun 6;102(7):625-6.

Lightning medicine in South Africa.

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Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Pretoria, South Africa.


South Africa has a rich history of lightning research; however, research on the clinical and pathological effects and features of lightning-related injury (keraunomedicine or lightning medicine) remains neglected locally. By providing an overview of keraunomedicine and focussing on South African perspectives, we hope to raise awareness and propose that a concerted and co-ordinated attempt be made to report and collate data regarding lightning strike victims in South Africa.

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