Pulmonary Edema and Myocarditis Developing Due to Scorpion Stings


Karadas S., Gonullu H., Ebinc S., Kurt N., Golcuk Y.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.6, pp.98-100, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.1412
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.98-100
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Although most of the scorpion stings are harmless, deadly species of scorpions may cause multiorgan failure, neurotoxicity, cardiotoxicity, and pulmonary edema. The cases should be observed in the emergency department against the possibility of development of systemic effects. Fatal complications, in particular such as pulmonary edema, and myocarditis should be considered. In this study, a case of myocarditis and pulmonary edema was detected on the patient who had applied to the emergency department due to a scorpion sting is presented.