Scorpion envenomation

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Scorpion envenomation is a rare intoxication caused by a scorpion sting which typically manifests with localized pain edema erythema and paresthesias at the site of the sting and when severe progresses to produce systemic symptoms of variable severity that include respiratory difficulties abnormal systemic blood pressure cardiac arrhythmia and a combination of parasympathetic (i.e. excessive salivation and lacrimation diaphoresis miosis frequent urination diarrhea vomiting priapism) and sympathetic (e.g. hyperthermia hyperglycemia mydriasis) manifestations. Neurological manifestations may also be associated such as abnormal eye movements blurred vision agitation and restlessness as well as muscle fasciculations and spasms. Signs and symptoms are highly variable and in most severe cases may lead to cardiogenic shock and pulmonary edema.

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