Use of Prazosin in the Treatment of Scorpion Envenomation

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Abstract

Although scorpion bite is usually lethal in children under 6, sometimes it might cause death for those over 6. Acute lethal systemic seizures (cardiovascular and central nervous systems) have been frequently reported from the countryside of developing countries. Numerous researchers have suggested quite different approaches to the treatment of scorpion bites. In this report, we describe a case brought to the emergency service after the patient had been bitten by a scorpion and had significant sympathetic nervous system symptoms. The patient was treated with prazosin successfully.

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