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.
- scorpion envenomation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Emergency Medicine