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Case 44 

Case 44
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Case 44
Author(s):

Rajkumar Rajendram

, Javed Ehtisham

, and Colin Forfar

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199556786.003.0361
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date: 20 November 2017

A 51-year-old man received a 240-V, 50-Hz alternating current electrical injury whilst trying to repair his household washing machine. He was unable to release the appliance until his wife switched off the electricity approximately 1 minute later. He then noticed a severe painful burn in his left elbow and fast irregular palpitations, but was otherwise asymptomatic. The only significant past history was of hypertension, treated with enalapril 5 mg daily. He denied any previous episodes of palpitations.

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