2010
DOI: 10.1590/s1678-91992010000400018
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Abstract: Abstract:In the period between June 2008 and August 2009, three cases of stings of Euscorpius scorpions indigenous to Italy were treated at two different emergency departments (ED) in hospitals of the Piedmont region, northwest Italy: Santa Croce e Carle General Hospital in Cuneo, and Santissima Annunziata Hospital in Savigliano. Scorpion stings in Italy are rare and not well documented in the literature; this situation may raise doubts among medical personnel as to how such lesions are best treated. Analysis … Show more

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“…Our findings also corroborate previously reported cases in the literature regarding envenoming characteristics such as locoregional pain that disappears within an hour after the sting (4,5).…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 92%
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“…Our findings also corroborate previously reported cases in the literature regarding envenoming characteristics such as locoregional pain that disappears within an hour after the sting (4,5).…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 92%
“…Scorpions of the genus Euscorpius, as indicated by the literature, secrete toxins that provoke local and short term (30-90 minutes) reactions in humans (4)(5)(6). Data are scarce with regard to scorpion stings in pregnant women.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…This characteristic has been seen in different scorpion venoms[16,17]. This rapid process is due to scorpion toxins and is in accordance with the rapid appearance of sign and symptoms in the stung victims[18,19]. In PO administration, considering T max , the absorption of venom was slow, followed by a slow distribution phase compared to IV route.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 62%
“…Their results suggest that scorpion envenomation may induce some disturbances and threatens both mother's and fetus' well-being. The neurotoxins found in scorpion venom that are harmful to humans affect mainly sodium channels in excitable cells [5].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%