Shocking legacy

2019-03-06 11:12:07

PEOPLE hurt by lightning or large electric shocks may be more likely to develop motor neuron disease, according to William Camu at the Hospital Gui de Chauliac in Montpellier. Camu and his team studied six patients with motor neuron disease who had suffered an electric shock, on average three and a half years before developing the illness. In each case, the disease started where the shock entered or exited the body. “Although rare, electrical trauma should be more often considered as a possible cause of motor neuron disease,” Camu’s team say in the Journal of Neurology,