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Title in Portuguese: Acute kidney injury and pancreatitis due to scorpion sting : case report and literature review
Author: Albuquerque, Polianna Lemos Moura Moreira
Magalhães, Karla do Nascimento
Sales, Tamiris de Castro
Paiva, José Hícaro Hellano Gonçalves Lima
Daher, Elizabeth de Francesco
Silva Junior, Geraldo Bezerra da
Keywords: Lesão Renal Aguda
Acute Kidney Injury
Issue Date: Jun-2018
Publisher: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
Citation: ALBUQUERQUE, P. L. M. M. et al. Acute kidney injury and pancreatitis due to scorpion sting case report and literature review. Rev Inst Med Trop São Paulo, v. 60, p. 1-10, jun. 2018.
Abstract: Despite the high number of accidents due to scorpion stings in Brazil, severe cases in adults are seldomly reported. In the Northeast region of Brazil, Tityus stigmurus is the most prevalent species. A 69 year-old woman who was stung by a scorpion attended the emergency room 5 hours after envenomation. She got worse due to abdominal pain. Clinical findings were concordant with class III scorpion envenomation (major systemic manifestations), complicated by acute kidney injury and acute pancreatitis. Intensive supportive therapy was adopted. In the follow-up, 3 months later, she was completely recovered. This report is being brought to recommend the thorough management of victims of scorpion accidents, enabling early diagnosis of severe complications, which could lead to death if aggressive supportive measures are not early and adequately taken.
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 1678-9946 Online
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