Scorpion stings in pregnant women: an analysis of 11 cases and review of literature.

Abstract

Scorpion sting is one of the most important public health problem in many regions of the world. But there is not enough medical data about scorpion stings in pregnant women in the literature. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical findings and treatment modalities of scorpion stings in pregnant women. This study was performed in the Southeast Region of Turkey, retrospectively. Eleven pregnants were studied, totally. All of the patients were detected as class I according to the scorpion envenomization system. They were in different weeks of gestation. Local pain, hyperemia, swelling, and itching were the most frequent complaint in these cases. None of our patients received antivenom, and all of them were treated, symptomatically. Complication of pregnancy was observed in none of them.

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@article{Kaplanolu2015ScorpionSI, title={Scorpion stings in pregnant women: an analysis of 11 cases and review of literature.}, author={Mustafa Kaplanoğlu and Mehmet Rami Helvaci}, journal={Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology}, year={2015}, volume={42 2}, pages={228-30} }