International Journal of Medical and Health Research


ISSN: 2454-9142

Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2018)

Clinical profile and outcome of scorpion bite in children in Magadh region of Bihar

Author(s): Dr. Mani Bhushan, Dr. Vinay Kumar, Dr. Archana Bharti, Dr. Bankey Behari Singh
Abstract:
Scorpion stings are a cutaneous condition caused by the stinging of scorpions, usually resulting in pain, paresthesia, and variable swelling. Due to the lack of adequate emergency medical facilities, morbidity and mortality rate of scorpion envenomation is still high in rural areas. Hence study had been planned in north Indian Tertiary care hospital regarding the clinical profile of the scorpion bite.
The study was planned in Department of Paediatrics in Anugrah narayan magadh medical college and hospital. The data from the 50 patients were collected and presented as below. Inclusion Criteria: Children’s below 12 years of age reported with confirmed scorpion sting bite.
The present study shows that children should have supervised play when it is outdoor. Early hospitalization and administration of accurate dose of scorpion antivenom, prazosin and closely monitoring the victim in intensive care unit might help to reduce mortatility.
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