What are the possible complications of low-voltage electrical injuries?

Updated: Mar 09, 2020
  • Author: Tracy A Cushing, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAWM; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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If no significant burns are present and if consciousness returns before arriving to or in the ED, full recovery is expected. Rare persistent arrhythmias have been reported.

Persistence of unconsciousness carries a worse prognosis, and full recovery is not expected after 24 hours of unconsciousness.

With proper treatment, the disfigurement of low-voltage mouth injuries can be minimized. Scarring is almost always present.

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