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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 231-233

Motor aphasia: A rare complication of scorpion sting

Department of Pediatrics, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, India

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Vinayak Y Kshirsagar
Department of Pediatrics, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, Maharashtra - 415 110
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.106489

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Scorpion sting is common in villages, and is an important public health problem in India. The clinical symptoms of envenomation by scorpion sting are by sympathetic and parasympathetic stimulation, causing a variety of symptoms. The leading causes of death are cardiac dysfunction and pulmonary edema. We present herein a case of scorpion sting in a 9-year-old boy who developed pulmonary edema and gradually developed cytotoxic cerebral edema with infarct leading to motor aphasia with upper motor neuron facial palsy.


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