Accession Number:

ADP003977

Title:

Serial Neuropsychological Assessment in a Case of Reversible Electrocution Encephalopathy,

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Corporate Author:

BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

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Report Date:

1983-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The case of electrical injury resulting in persistent cortical dysfunction is presented. The case illustrates four main points a patients recovering from an initial comatose state can be best evaluated with a combination of brief serial and then comprehensive neuropsychological measures, b the cognitive dysfunction following electrical injury may parallel in some respects that of closed head injuries CHI and be measured by tests designed to evaluate CHI, c the neuropsychological sequelae of cerebral electrical injury may be more persistent than is commonly believed, and d psychiatric sequelae may be more related to organic than functional variables.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE