Assessment of scorpion bite in children of north Indian hospital with respect to clinical aspects
Dr. Anil Kumar, Dr. Ramjee Prasad Gupta
Scorpion stings are painful. Many may go through minor problems like swelling, tingling or numbness due to the sting. A bark scorpion sting can cause severe symptoms, as its venom is more potent. The high incidence of red scorpion sting was found in north Indian region. The site of sting was predominantly the foot region and during night time. Scorpion sting envenomation is an acute life-threatening emergency, and timely referral and early therapy with prazosin may be lifesaving. This suggests that the prevention program reduces the incidence of scorpion sting. The study was planned in Department of Paediatrics. The Inclusion Criteria is the Children’s below 12 years of age reported with confirmed scorpion sting bite. The exclusion Criteria of the present study is children’s admitted with unknown bite. The total 50 patients found positive for the scorpion sting admitted to the hospital were enrolled in the present study. There is lack of adequate emergency medical facilities. This can lead to high morbidity and mortality rate of scorpion envenomation in rural areas. Hence based on above findings study had been planned in Nalanda Medical College and Hospital regarding the clinical profile of the scorpion bite.