Scorpion envenomation and antivenom therapy

Rachel E. Tuuri*, Sally Reynolds

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Scorpion envenomation is a dangerous and common global event that can result in a variety of toxic clinical effects. These are typically managed with supportive care or antivenom. Antivenom use is controversial because of conflicting evidence of effectiveness for adrenergic toxicity. However, both controlled and uncontrolled studies have shown that antivenom is effective in resolving neuromotor toxicity associated with envenomations by the scorpions of genus Centruroides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-675
Number of pages9
JournalPediatric emergency care
Volume27
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

Keywords

  • antivena
  • antivenom
  • scorpion
  • scorpion envenomation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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