International Journal of Medical and Health Research

ISSN: 2454-9142

Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2018)

Study of clinical profile of scorpion sting in children presenting in NMCH (Nalanda medical college hospital)

Author(s): Dr. Rashmi Agrawal, Dr. Mohan Kejriwal
Abstract: Scorpion stings are primarily due to accidental contact with scorpion. They use their stings only when roughly handled or trodded on. Scorpion does not always inject venom when it stings since it can control its ejaculation while stinging; thus the sting is total, partial or non-existent. Study had been planned in Nalanda Medical College Hospital to evaluate the clinical profile of the scorpion bite because the burden of such cases are high.
The study was planned in Department of Paediatrics in in Nalanda Medical College Hospital. The data from the 30 patients were collected and presented as below. Inclusion Criteria: Children’s below 12 years of age reported with confirmed scorpion sting bite. It has been observed that time intervened between sting and admission is probably a key factor for better outcome. There is now professional confidence for successful management of scorpion sting in India. Early medical attention, avoiding conventionally used harmful drugs like steroids, antihistaminics and other cocktail of sedatives may reduce complications and mortality.
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