electrical burn

e·lec·tri·cal burn

(ĕ-lek'tri-kăl bŭrn)
Tissue damage resulting from flow of an electrical current with temperatures as high as 5000°C. Entry and exit points occur but most burned tissue remains invisible at surface levels.
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Electrical burn causing a unique pattern of neurological injury.
The odour is the distinctive smell of an electrical burn which is similar to that of fish.
The odour, warns Allen, is the "distinctive smell of an electrical burn which is similar to that of fish."
Once while going to bed, I smelt electrical burn. There was something wrong with a light fitting, and another time, there was something wrong with the dishwasher - which is something very unlikely - and it just caught fire.
Electrical burn is still a major risk factor for amputations.
% Flame burn 20 57.14 Electrical burn 2 5.71 Scald burn 13 37.14 Table 3.
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