The Outcome of 428 Cases of Scorpion Sting Syndrome in Atbara Locality, North Sudan
Objectives: To determine the prevalence and outcome of scorpion sting in Atbara and to give a brief pathophysiology, clinical aspects, and management options.
Methods : This is a retrospective study conducted at Atbara Teaching Hospital, Sudan, to look into the records of 428 scorpion envenomation cases in five years period from (2005-2009).
Results: Males constituted 51.2%, children below 15 were 37.2%, the overall death rate was 4.7% (n=20) and all of them were children. Most cases (88.4%) presented during the hot season.
Conclusion: Scorpion sting is a life-threatening condition in children in Atbara, a better understanding of the condition and a proper management protocol may save lives.
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