CHARCOT'S PARALYSIS- A RARE PRESENTATION OF ELECTROCUTION


Dr. Snehasis Smrutiranjan Das, Dr. Vikyath Shetty HP, Dr. Abhishek G Nair, Dr. Gopal Balasubramanian
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Abstract
In the spectrum of post-electrocution episodes, Charcot’s paralysis is a mysterious esoteric entity. Since it is an unusual form of shock, it is usually found in a small percentage of victims. Ritenour et al describe several ways in which electric shock affects the human body. A series of normal tests and a negative radiological image seem to validate the diagnosis, while a strict observation relieves symptoms. In this case report, we present a young guy who developed a monoparesis of the right lower extremity that resolved spontaneously after electrocution, was thoroughly probed, and was retrospectively identified as a case of Charcot paralysis. In a nut shell, clinical rarity such as this requires a high level of suspicion to begin with continuous monitoring and symptomatic treatment to treat the disease.
Keywords: Charcot’s paralysis, electrocution, monoparesis, transient phenomenon
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Research & Development (IJRD)

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Published on : 2022-03-28

Vol : 7
Issue : 3
Month : March
Year : 2022
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