2017
DOI: 10.1186/s40409-017-0121-z
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Abstract: Scorpion envenomation is a public health problem, especially in tropical and subtropical countries. Considering the high incidence of scorpionism in some areas, pregnant women and nursing mothers may be possible victims. Scorpion stings alter the release of neurotransmitters and some cytokines. These mediators act as organizers and programmers in the adequate formation of the nerves, and non-physiological concentrations of them during the brain organization originate disorders and diseases that can appear late… Show more

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“…Despite its importance, there is insufficient information on the effects of scorpion envenomation on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes, and unfortunately the available data is controversial [23]. Therefore, the present study aimed to assess the possible toxic effects of scorpionism on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 97%
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“…Despite its importance, there is insufficient information on the effects of scorpion envenomation on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes, and unfortunately the available data is controversial [23]. Therefore, the present study aimed to assess the possible toxic effects of scorpionism on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 97%
“…Some previous studies in Khuzestan province in Iran have reported that most scorpion-sting victims were female homemakers [11,22]. However, the available medical data on the effects of the scorpion envenomation on pregnancy outcomes are not only insufficient but also somewhat controversial [23]. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of scorpion envenomation on pregnancy outcomes, maternal and prenatal-neonatal complications, in pregnant women referred to the Clinical Toxicology Unit of Ahvaz Razi Hospital (Khuzestan province, southwestern Iran).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%