2020
DOI: 10.1590/1678-9199-jvatitd-2019-0039
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Abstract: Background: Scorpionism is one of the most important health problems in tropical regions, which unfortunately results in thousands of deaths annually. Pregnant women are potential victims in areas with high scorpion-sting prevalence. Limited medical data are available on the effects of scorpion envenomation in pregnant women. This study aimed to examine the effect of scorpion envenomation on pregnancy outcomes in 66 cases. Methods: The present descriptive/analytical cross-sectional study was performed on 66 sc… Show more

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“…However, some studies conducted in other countries and on other species of scorpion suggest that caution should be exercised. Indeed, in the case of delivery triggered by envenoming, it has been described, in Iran, that stillborn babies have been delivered from 22 to 30 weeks due to amenorrhea [ 130 ]. This premature delivery is not due to vascular suffering.…”
Section: Management Of Scorpionic Envenomationmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…However, some studies conducted in other countries and on other species of scorpion suggest that caution should be exercised. Indeed, in the case of delivery triggered by envenoming, it has been described, in Iran, that stillborn babies have been delivered from 22 to 30 weeks due to amenorrhea [ 130 ]. This premature delivery is not due to vascular suffering.…”
Section: Management Of Scorpionic Envenomationmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…At birth, fetal distress may be observed in 6 to 11% of births. In utero growth retardation has also been described with rare cases of infants with a low birth weight [ 130 ]. These complications are rare and have only been described in Iran after envenoming by Hemiscorpius lepturus [ 130 , 131 , 132 , 133 ].…”
Section: Management Of Scorpionic Envenomationmentioning
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“…Thus, they are known as nest makers and diggers [ 6 - 8 ]. Some of them have adapted themselves to be active in or around human residential areas, thereby increasing the probability of their encounters with humans [ 9 ]. Scorpions are opportunistic predators concerning selecting their habitat and using any natural, artificial or human-made spaces and gaps for hiding and survival [ 10 ].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%