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Scorpion sting in a pregnant woman: A case report

Selim Bozkurt, Mehmet Okumus, Besime Utku, Deniz Cemgil Arikan, Ugur Lok, Fatma Betul Duygu.

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Abstract
Scorpion envenomations remain a serious health problem in many parts of the world, generally occurring in the summer months. While there are a number of case reports in the literature regarding scorpion stings, reports of envenomation oc- curring during pregnancy are rare. We present in this article a rare case of a sting by the yellow scorpion in a pregnant woman. A 27-year-old woman in the 10th week of gestation presented to our emergency service with a history of a scorpion sting. The patient underwent cooling on the sting areas and was administered 1 g IV paracetamol. In this case, antivenom was not used because the patient exhibited no systemic signs of toxicity and did not meet criteria for antivenom administration. The maternal and fetal follow-up were normal, and the mother gave birth to a healthy baby at the end of the gestation.

Key words: Scorpion sting, pregnancy, healthy baby


 
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Bozkurt S, Okumus M, Utku B, Arikan DC, Lok U, Duygu FB. Scorpion sting in a pregnant woman: A case report. Arch Clin Exp Surg. 2015; 4(2): 118-120. doi:10.5455/aces.20121229025033


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Bozkurt S, Okumus M, Utku B, Arikan DC, Lok U, Duygu FB. Scorpion sting in a pregnant woman: A case report. Arch Clin Exp Surg. 2015; 4(2): 118-120. doi:10.5455/aces.20121229025033



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Bozkurt S, Okumus M, Utku B, Arikan DC, Lok U, Duygu FB. Scorpion sting in a pregnant woman: A case report. Arch Clin Exp Surg. (2015), [cited July 17, 2018]; 4(2): 118-120. doi:10.5455/aces.20121229025033



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Bozkurt, S., Okumus, M., Utku, B., Arikan, D. C., Lok, U. & Duygu, F. B. (2015) Scorpion sting in a pregnant woman: A case report. Arch Clin Exp Surg, 4 (2), 118-120. doi:10.5455/aces.20121229025033



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Bozkurt, Selim, Mehmet Okumus, Besime Utku, Deniz Cemgil Arikan, Ugur Lok, and Fatma Betul Duygu. 2015. Scorpion sting in a pregnant woman: A case report. Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES), 4 (2), 118-120. doi:10.5455/aces.20121229025033



Chicago Style

Bozkurt, Selim, Mehmet Okumus, Besime Utku, Deniz Cemgil Arikan, Ugur Lok, and Fatma Betul Duygu. "Scorpion sting in a pregnant woman: A case report." Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES) 4 (2015), 118-120. doi:10.5455/aces.20121229025033



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Bozkurt, Selim, Mehmet Okumus, Besime Utku, Deniz Cemgil Arikan, Ugur Lok, and Fatma Betul Duygu. "Scorpion sting in a pregnant woman: A case report." Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES) 4.2 (2015), 118-120. Print. doi:10.5455/aces.20121229025033



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Bozkurt, S., Okumus, M., Utku, B., Arikan, D. C., Lok, U. & Duygu, F. B. (2015) Scorpion sting in a pregnant woman: A case report. Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES), 4 (2), 118-120. doi:10.5455/aces.20121229025033





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