J Pediatr Intensive Care 2020; 09(03): 216-217
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1700961
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Quadriparesis following a Low-Voltage Electrical Injury in a 4-Year-Old Girl

Arash Forouzan
1  Department of Emergency Medicine, Imam Khomeini General Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
,
Kambiz Masoumi
1  Department of Emergency Medicine, Imam Khomeini General Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
,
Amir Sadegh Iran Bastan
1  Department of Emergency Medicine, Imam Khomeini General Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
,
Mohammad Karimi
1  Department of Emergency Medicine, Imam Khomeini General Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
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31. Mai 2019

01. Dezember 2019

Publikationsdatum:
08. Januar 2020 (online)

Abstract

Electricity injuries are a global health problem, especially in low-income countries. The present case report involves a 4-year-old girl with quadriparesis following a low-voltage electrical injury. She was alert and her vital signs were normal on admission. The results of her examination were normal, except for decreased muscle power of the limbs, which was significantly improved during observation in the emergency ward and the subsequent follow-up. Clinical evidence suggested the diagnosis of transient neurologic effects associated with the electrical injury. Some degrees of neurological impairment are often observed in patients after electrical damage. Given the multiorgan dysfunction observed in many electrical injury patients, it is recommended to perform neurological examinations, if possible, at the first visit and follow-ups.