2015
DOI: 10.1186/s40409-015-0016-9
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Abstract: In the present study, comments are proposed on historical aspects of the most conspicuous scorpion species of the genus Tityus found in Brazil. Both Tityus bahiensis (Perty) and Tityus serrulatus Lutz & Mello are better known for their infamous reputation of noxious species. However, the original discovery and description of both species are associated with interesting historical episodes. A short comment is also provided on Tityus costatus (Karsch), the species possibly involved in the first record of a scorp… Show more

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“…Today, the geographic distribution of Tityus serrulatus has expanded considerably over the Southeast, South and Central regions of Brazil and now poses major health problems due to its rapid expansion in urban areas, rapid proliferation and great toxicity (Lourenço, 2015b).During the last twelve years, scorpionism in Brazil has increased by a factor of six (Reckziegel and Pinto, 2014). For 2012, 64,027 scorpion stings have been reported, with a lethality rate of 0.15%.Its noxious character and its medical importance have led different international groups to intensely study the Tityus serrulatusvenom.…”
Section: The Tityus Serrulatus Venom and Its Toxinsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Today, the geographic distribution of Tityus serrulatus has expanded considerably over the Southeast, South and Central regions of Brazil and now poses major health problems due to its rapid expansion in urban areas, rapid proliferation and great toxicity (Lourenço, 2015b).During the last twelve years, scorpionism in Brazil has increased by a factor of six (Reckziegel and Pinto, 2014). For 2012, 64,027 scorpion stings have been reported, with a lethality rate of 0.15%.Its noxious character and its medical importance have led different international groups to intensely study the Tityus serrulatusvenom.…”
Section: The Tityus Serrulatus Venom and Its Toxinsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…This basic model seems to be perfectly applicable to several infamous species of Tityus in South America, Centruroides in North America and Androctonus in North Africa [24]. …”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…For example, the ecology of a given population can directly influence its presence in nearby human habitations [2]. Similarly, reproductive strategies are globally associated with the dynamics of each scorpion population.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The most severe effects are of cardio-pulmonary and digestive orders [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]. The health services are actually facing difficulties to manage scorpion envenomations due to their high severity and incidence [8, 9, 10]. …”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%