Iraqi Journal of Medical Sciences








Vol. 13 Issue 2 April - June / 2015
Published on website | Date : 2016-03-22 12:55:34

NON-SPECIFIC PERITONITIS DUE TO HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SHOCK: CASE REPORT

Mohammed J. Al-Najjar, Jaffer Abo Talib, Salah S. Mahmood


Abstract

Abstract: An electrical burn is a burn that results from electricity passing through the body causing rapid injury. Electrical burn differs from thermal or chemical burns in that they cause much more sub dermal damage. They can exclusively cause surface damage, but more often tissues deeper underneath the skin have been severely damaged. As a result, electrical burns are difficult to accurately diagnose, and many people underestimate the severity of their burn. In extreme cases, electrical injury can cause damage to the brain, heart, and injury to other organs like abdominal viscera and lining peritoneum causing aseptic peritonism and peritonitis.
Keywords:peritonitis, electrical shock, burn



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