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lightning flash injury

good day
my friend was at work she is a medic, there was a lightning storm and she got a flash from it.
She became sicker and sicker to a point that she lost all mobility in her legs but had severe pain. this took aprox 2 weeks to finally get to this point. she was taken to hospital where they transferred her to a larger one in Vancouver bc. they have done tests but have not been able to come up with a diagnosis and will not confirm it was caused by lightning. she is able to walk again but has extreme pain and sudden burst of shock in her legs and torso.
I am trying to help her to get some medical attention with this as she cannot work and wcb will not recognize it as a work place injury.
if you could point me in a direction of a doctor who may be able to help us that would be incredible
Thank you Pati
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Lightning victims frequently present with keraunoparalysis in which the extremities, usually the legs, become transiently cold, cyanotic, pulseless, and mottled.[9]
Keraunoparalysis is the result of vascular spasm and autonomic nervous system instability. It usually resolves after a few hours, though some patients have long-term neurologic sequelae, including paralysis and paresis.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/448665_3
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Thank you very much for that information!
Unfortunately she seems to be of the latter with the long term....seems the doctor cannot clearly say this is a aftermath of the flash...and that they cannot find the cause...
Thank you again!
Pati
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