The Outcome of 428 Cases of Scorpion Sting Syndrome in Atbara Locality, North Sudan

  • Wadie Mohamed Yasin Elmadhoun MD Path. Associate professor, Department of Pathology Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Nile Valley University
  • Elham Nasr Edin Mukhtar MD Pediat. Department of Paediatrics, Consultant paediatrician, Atbara Teaching Hospital – Atbara - Sudan

Abstract

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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Published
2014-06-01
How to Cite
ELMADHOUN, Wadie Mohamed Yasin; MUKHTAR, Elham Nasr Edin. The Outcome of 428 Cases of Scorpion Sting Syndrome in Atbara Locality, North Sudan. Gezira Journal of Health Sciences, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 1, june 2014. ISSN 1810-5386. Available at: <http://journals.uofg.edu.sd/index.php/gjhs/article/view/342>. Date accessed: 28 nov. 2020.
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