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What about electrical burns?

Electrical burns may cause serious injury that is not readily apparent. Often the entry and exit points for the electrical shock may not be easily found.

Electricity flows more easily through tissues in the body that are designed to deal with electricity. Nerves and muscles are "wired" for this task and often are damaged. If significant muscle damage occurs, muscle fibers and chemicals can be released into the bloodstream causing electrolyte disturbances and kidney failure.

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Comment from: Linda, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 07

My husband slipped, there must have been acid on floor he works at aluminum refinery. We didn't want to report. He has a rash about six inches by six inches. It irritates. He did the normal shower, etc.

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