Request PDF on ResearchGate | Epidemiology of scorpionism: A global appraisal | The scorpionism is an actual public health problem in several parts of the. Chippaux, J.P. and Goyffon, M. () Epidemiology of scorpionism A global appraisal. Acta Tropica, , doi/opica Chippaux, J-P.; Goyffon, M. Acta Tropica (2): Epidemiology of scorpionism: a global appraisal. The scorpionism is an actual public health.

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It was concluded that patients with local symptoms should be followed up for hours or to be referred to centers performing this follow up. Scorpion venom may cause local effects such as pain, heat, edema and systemic effects respiratory failure, cardiovascular toxicity, hemolysis, renal failure within the first 12—24 h after the sting scorpiinism 24 ].

Our patient was observed for a few hours and glkbal no systemic symptoms. In scorpionis where scorpions are a serious public health problem, mortality has decreased thanks to antivenom and supportive treatments [ 25 ]. The incidence and severity of envenomation are higher in the northern Sahara, the southern and eastern regions of Africa, the Middle East, South India, Mexico, Brazil, and the Amazonian basin area Guyanas, Venezuela, and northern Brazil [ 3 ].

The distribution of patients according to the application month. Correct species identification is a pre-requisite for antivenom therapy.

Epidemiology of scorpionism: a global appraisal

Eight of our patients who were grade I and were administered antivenom changed clinics during followup. Skip to tlobal form Skip to main content. Showing of extracted citations. Nearly 30 of species of scorpions are recognized as potentially dangerous to humans [ 5 ].

She shakes the coat, and out crawls…. When classified based on age range, 57 37 women, 20 men of the patients were in the year range, 26 15 women, 11 men were in the year range, and 15 6 women, 9 men were 65 years of age and older. Thirteen of the 19 patients who were administered scorpion antiserum received one vial of antivenom, two patients received two vials, one patient received four vials, one patient received five vials, one patient received 20 vials, and one patient received 25 vials.


Working with adventure companies to provide medical assistance in extreme and remote areas. After trying it on, she immediately feels pain in her left hand. She shakes the coat, and out crawls… Australian scorpions are not dangerous to humans. The following information was collected retrospectively: Australian scorpions are not epiddmiology to humans.

The majority of the scorpion stings are more prevalent in summer than in winter [ 1719 ]. Your email address will not be published.

Epidemiology of scorpionism: a global appraisal.

Scorpion envenomation is a life-threatening emergency and can cause serious health problems, scorpiobism as cardiac dysfunction and respiratory failure, in tropical and subtropical regions [ 7 ]. A randomized trial comparing intravenous paracetamol, topical lidocaine, and ice application for treatment of pain associated with scorpion stings. We concluded that the reason why the female rate among our patients was higher and the affected group was mainly young and middle aged was that young and middle-aged women are more active in working areas, such as orchards, gardens, and fields, which are the habitats of scorpions in Turkey, especially in our region.

When considering this situation, it is appropriate for patients with local symptoms to be followed up for hours or to be referred to centers performing this follow up.

Our department is located in Aydin in the western region of Turkey. Our city is located in a very warm region of Turkey, and most people are engaged in agriculture. This paper has been referenced on Twitter 1 time over the past 90 days. When assessed based on site of the scorpion sting, it was found that 54 Patients aged 18 years and over who were appraizal to the ED for treatment due to scorpion sting were included in the study.

Fortunately, she had the presence of mind to catch the scorpion and bring it with her to the emergency department.


Furthermore, we observed that even though scorpion antiserum can have serious side effects, the administration of a low dose of antivenom relieved severe pain that was not relieved by symptomatic treatment or narcotic analgesics. No cases of scorpion elidemiology that included local or systemic symptoms and required follow up occurred in January, February, or December in our region in this approximately 2.

The average age of our patients was When hospitalization or of the patients were examined, 40 patients The use of anti-scorpion serum, which is the only specific treatment, is disputed by some specialists [ 11 ], and symptomatic or adjuvant treatments, the importance of which is now recognized by all experts, require precisely useful drugs, indications, and dosages in many places [ 1213 ].

We also think low doses of antivenom treatment could be beneficial in patients who are resistant to symptomatic treatment and do not obtain relief with narcotic analgesics.

However, length of stay of the grade III patients who did not receive scorpion antiserum was shorter than grade III patients who received scorpion antiserum. A total of adult patients admitted for scorpion sting to our ED between January and December were evaluated and 98 patients were included in the study. Despite the global occurrence and the hazard of scorpionism, epidemiological data are still limited due to unreported cases and few studies regarding this issue [ 37 ].

If you continue using our website, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. When average age and hospitalization period of the patients were examined, the average age of the patients followed up for less than 24 h was Beck Lethality Scale Antivenin.