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Scorpion sting in a pregnant woman: A case report

Selim Bozkurt, Mehmet Okumus, Besime Utku, Deniz Cemgil Arikan, Ugur Lok, Fatma Betul Duygu.

Scorpion envenomations remain a serious health problem in many parts of the world, generally occurring in the summer months. While there are a number of case reports in the literature regarding scorpion stings, reports of envenomation oc- curring during pregnancy are rare. We present in this article a rare case of a sting by the yellow scorpion in a pregnant woman. A 27-year-old woman in the 10th week of gestation presented to our emergency service with a history of a scorpion sting. The patient underwent cooling on the sting areas and was administered 1 g IV paracetamol. In this case, antivenom was not used because the patient exhibited no systemic signs of toxicity and did not meet criteria for antivenom administration. The maternal and fetal follow-up were normal, and the mother gave birth to a healthy baby at the end of the gestation.

Key words: Scorpion sting, pregnancy, healthy baby

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