Valvular heart disease after scorpion sting in a child - IJC
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Scorpion stings are widespread in tropical and subtropical regions. This accident is common in rural areas, and numerous envenomations are unreported. Among 86 species of scorpion in India, Mesobuthus tamulus and Palamneus swammerdami are of medical importance.Scorpion sting causes a wide range of manifestations from local skin reaction to neurological, respiratory, and cardiovascular collapse. Cardiovascular effects are particularly prominent after sting by Indian red scorpion (M. tamulus). Residual valvular heart disease in patients of scorpion sting myocarditis has not been reported so far on long-term follow-up. We report here a case of a 9-year-old girl who was detected to have valvular heart disease, 2 months after she had scorpion sting envenomation. ..

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