Lightning Learning – Struck by Lightning

Authors: Fiona Mendes / Editor: Martin Dore / Reviewer: Fiona Mendes / Codes: / Published: 16/02/2024

A 28-year-old male was smoking his cigarette in the rain, whilst taking shelter under a tree in a park.

Moments later he is struck by lightning and found unconscious under the tree by a passer-by who had observed a bolt of lightning flash through the night sky.

During the ambulance ride, he regains consciousness and a new, peculiar marked skin pattern starts appearing on his left arm.

He is brought by paramedics to your Emergency Department (ED), where he is managed after being struck by lightning.

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