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Neurological symptoms and disorders following electrical injury: A register-based matched cohort study.


Nielsen KJ, Carstensen O, Kærgaard A, Vestergaard J M, Biering K
PLoS One. 2022; 17(3):e0264857.
PMID: 35235596.


Electric shocks may have neurological consequences for the victims. Although the literature on the neurological consequences of electric shocks is limited by retrospective designs, case studies and studies of selected patient groups, previous research provides some evidence of a link between electric shocks, and diseases and symptoms of the central nervous system (CNS)(e.g. epilepsy, migraine and vertigo) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS)(e.g. loss of sensation, neuropathy and muscle weakness). This study aims to employ a register-based, matched cohort study, to investigate whether individuals demonstrate a greater risk of neurological diseases and symptoms of the CNS or PNS in the years following an electrical injury.