2008
DOI: 10.4103/0256-4947.51723
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Abstract: BACKGROUND:Information on scorpion stings is available for many parts of Saudi Arabia, but not for Al-Jouf Province. METHODS: We reviewed and analyzed 1449 cases of scorpion stings that presented to the emergency department of the hospitals and medical centers in Al-Jouf Province during a 2-year period (2005)(2006). RESULTS: The majority of patients (92.7%) manifested class I envenomation with local pain at the sting site as the primary complaint. Systemic toxicity was noticed in 7.3% of cases but no deaths we… Show more

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“…However, it is not consistent with the results of Dehgani et al (2010) in Kashan; they reported that the percentage of stings were about the same for males and females. The results of the present study were also not in accordance with the results of AlSadoon and Jarrar ( 2003 ) and Jarrar and AlRowaily ( 2008 ) in Saudi Arabia. This could be due to two reasons: first, different cultural factors, and second, more people are at risk of scorpionism in Ramhormoz than the other areas studied.…”
Section: Discussioncontrasting
confidence: 99%
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“…However, it is not consistent with the results of Dehgani et al (2010) in Kashan; they reported that the percentage of stings were about the same for males and females. The results of the present study were also not in accordance with the results of AlSadoon and Jarrar ( 2003 ) and Jarrar and AlRowaily ( 2008 ) in Saudi Arabia. This could be due to two reasons: first, different cultural factors, and second, more people are at risk of scorpionism in Ramhormoz than the other areas studied.…”
Section: Discussioncontrasting
confidence: 99%
“…Both species, H. lepturus and A. crassicauda , targeted the limbs with frequencies of 72% and 67%, respectively, compared to the other parts of the body. This result agrees with studies of Al-Sadoon and Jarrar ( 2003 ) and Jarrar and Al-Rowaily ( 2008 ) in Saudi Arabia. The total data, regardless of species, followed a similar trend in terms of sites of scorpion stings on the bodies of humans ( Table 2 ).…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 93%
“…This is consistent with other studies of southwest Iran ( Chitnis et al. 1993 , Vazirianzadeh and Samie 2006 ), Saudi Arabia ( Al-Sadoon and Jarrar 2003 , Jarrar and Al-Rowaily 2008 ), and Turkey ( Ozkan and Kat 2005 , Ozkan et al. 2006 ).…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 92%
“…This finding could be due to their culture, job, geographic location, and social activity of men in comparison to women. Kassiri et al in Khuzestan reported 52.6% of scorpion sting cases in men and 47.4% of cases in women ( 15 – 19 ). In our study the greatest rate of scorpion stings occurred among people in the age range of 21–30, but Talebian & Doroodgar reported the highest rate among children less than 10 ( 18 ).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Our results showed two peak periods of scorpion sting, one in May and one in October. The findings of studies in several areas of Iran and in neighboring countries, such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia, indicated high incidences of scorpion stings in the summer ( 14 , 15 , 19 – 21 ). Maybe the poor correlation between our results and the results of these other studies was due to the climate in Bandar Abbas and its geographic location.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%