Evaluation of scorpion stings: the poison center perspective.

Abstract

Scorpion venom causes excessive adrenergic discharge and cardiotoxicity. Publications on scorpion stings using mainly admission data, has led to the belief that most scorpion stings are severe and mandate an observation period of at least 12 h regardless of symptomatology. We to assessed the characteristics of scorpion sting victims with emphasis on… (More)

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