01 April 2005 : Original article
Med Sci Monit 2005; 11(4): CR196-202 :: ID: 15884
Background:The aim was to study the incidence, clinical manifestations, and prognosis of neurological complications secondary to scorpion envenomation. Material/Methods: A retrospective study over a 13-year period including all patients admitted to our ICU for scorpion envenomation.Results:During the period of study, 951 patients were admitted due to scorpion envenomation. Mean age was 14.7±17.4 years, ranging from 0.5 to 90 years. Neuromuscular signs were observed in 739 patients (78%), coma (Glasgow Coma Score 12) in 15.4% of cases, and convulsions in 6%. The other neurological signs observed were: agitation in 709 patients (74.6%), squint in 119 patients (12.5%), bilateral miosis in 43 patients (5%), and a bilateral mydriasis in 16 patients (1.7%). Brain CT was performed in 10 patients, these being abnormal in 90% of cases. In our study the presence of coma (p
Keywords: Hypothermia - epidemiology, Nervous System Diseases - epidemiology, Scorpion Venoms - toxicity, Adolescent, Child, Fever - epidemiology, Hypothermia - epidemiology, Incidence, Medical Records, Nervous System Diseases - etiology, Prognosis, Respiration, Artificial, Scorpion Venoms - toxicity
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