The detailed summary of this article is not available in your language or incomplete. Would you like to see a complete translation of the summary? Then please contact us →
A retrospective cohort study was conducted in Denmark to investigate the risk of neurological diseases among people who had survived an electric accident in 1968-2008.
|集団 1||low-voltage accidents (< 1000 V)|
|集団 2||high voltage accidents (≥ 1000 V)|
Statistically significantly increased risks were observed for peripheral nerve diseases (SHR 1.66; CI 1.22-2.22), for migraine (SHR 1.80; CI 1.23-2.54), for vertigo (SHR 1.60; CI 1.22-2.05), and for epilepsy (SHR 1.45; CI, 1.11-1.85) among survivors of electric shocks. Only small numbers of cases of other neurological diseases were found, making the risk estimates unstable.
The authors conclude that the findings suggest an association between a single electric shock and increased risks for peripheral nerve diseases, migraine, vertigo, and epilepsy, but confirmation of these observations is needed.