Unusual presentations of scorpion envenomation


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ALPAY N. R. , SATAR S. , SEBE A. , DEMİR M. , Topal M.

HUMAN & EXPERIMENTAL TOXICOLOGY, cilt.27, ss.81-85, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/0960327108088974
  • Dergi Adı: HUMAN & EXPERIMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.81-85

Özet

Scorpions are nocturnal arthropods that inject their venom through the victims' skin by stingers. By the envenomation, clinical manifestations in a wide spectrum may occur, including pain at one side and death because of severe cardiopulmonary or neurological abnormalities. Sometimes the victim cannot describe the insect or does not remember even being stung after the event. We present two cases of scorpion envenomation with different and rare clinical situations with a short review of the literature.

Scorpions are nocturnal arthropods that inject their venom through the victims' skin by stingers. By the envenomation, clinical manifestations in a wide spectrum may occur, including pain at one side and death because of severe cardiopulmonary or neurological abnormalities. Sometimes the victim cannot describe the insect or does not remember even being stung after the event. We present two cases of scorpion envenomation with different and rare clinical situations with a short review of the literature.