filigree burn

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filigree burn

a fernlike or featherlike transient skin injury induced by lightning.
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When the patient was undressed for secondary examination 3 Lichtenberg figures on his back and 1 Lichtenberg figure on the lateral aspect of his right leg were observed; thus hydration was started (Figures-1 and 2).
Anthony Hospitals (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17944174) wrote in the journal Cutis in 2007 that Lichtenberg figures "do not correspond to known vascular or neuroanatomic patterns."
7 And, indeed note the above use of the Lichtenberg figures to explain frost on window-panes, see Lichtenberg as quoted on p.