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J Med Assoc Thai. 1993 Jul;76(7):410-4.

Lightning injury: a case report.

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Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.


A 40-year-old Thai male was struck by lightning while he was riding his motorcycle during a day of gathering clouds and threatening rain. There were third degree burns around the mastoid areas corresponding to the metal arms of the spectacles, also around the neck where a silver chain with pendant (Buddha image) hung, as well as a full thickness vertical lesion down the center of the chest and abdomen where the zip of the jacket made its mark. Fern-like skin erythema was also seen around the later wound. These are stigmas of lightning skin injuries and the patient survived with no memory of the event.

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