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Cerebral stroke and scorpion

Rakesh Reddy C, Nandakishore Bompelli, Vikram Khardenavis, Anirudda Deshpande
We report a 54-year-old woman with scorpion bite. After 3 hours of admission, the patient developed sudden onset tachycardia with hypotension. Cardiac evaluation showed raised creatine kinase MB isoenzyme was elevated; ECG and two-dimensional echocardiography findings were suggestive of myocarditis. Subsequently, she developed transient ventricular tachycardia before developing abrupt onset, right hemiplegia, global aphasia and progressive worsening of sensorium 12 hours after the bite. MRI of brain revealed massive left middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory infarct...
October 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Fábio Bucaretchi, Eduardo M De Capitani, Carla B Fernandes, Thiago M Santos, Igor A G Zamilute, Stephen Hyslop
CONTEXT: Stroke following scorpion stings is rare. We report a fatal envenomation involving multiple, extensive brain infarcts in a patient with a previous diagnosis of essential thrombocythemia (ET) who was stung by Tityus serrulatus (T. serrulatus). CASE DETAILS: A 44-year-old woman with a diagnosis of low-risk ET (platelets <1,000,000/mm(3), age <60 years and no history of thrombosis; positive JAK2V617F mutation) was admitted to a local ED 1 h after being stung by T...
November 2016: Clinical Toxicology
Oscar H Del Brutto
Snake and spider bites, as well as scorpion sting envenoming, are neglected diseases affecting millions of people all over the world. Neurological complications vary according to the offending animal, and are often directly related to toxic effects of the venom, affecting the central nervous system, the neuromuscular transmission, the cardiovascular system, or the coagulation cascade. Snake bite envenoming may result in stroke or muscle paralysis. Metalloproteinases and other substances (common in vipers and colubrids) have anticoagulant or procoagulant activity, and may induce ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes...
2013: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
T Chelliah, M Rajendran, M K Daniel, J L Sahayam
A 30 year old male presented with crossed buccofacial apraxia, apraxia for speech, Left UMN facial palsy and hemiplegia following scorpion sting. A cerebrovascular accident can develop following a scorpion sting due to venom-induced cerebral thrombosis.
May 1993: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
D Nagaraja, A Verma, A B Taly, M V Kumar, P N Jayakumar
Stroke although rare in children, is an important cause of morbidity in the paediatric age group. Over a period of 8 years, 43 children (17 boys and 26 girls) in the age groups of 1-16 years (mean 8.02 yrs) presented with stroke which constituted 10% of all strokes in the young and 0.7% of all paediatric admissions. The chief clinical features were hemiplegia (86%), convulsions (27%), fever (23%), dysphasia (23%), headache (11%) and altered level of consciousness (11%). Routine laboratory tests were non-contributory...
October 1994: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
S K Tiwari, G B Gupta, S R Gupta, S N Mishra, P K Pradhan
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March 1988: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
F Abroug, R Boujdaria, M Belghith, S Nouira, S Bouchoucha
Cardiac dysfunction with pulmonary edema following scorpion envenomation (SE) has been documented only in a few isolated case reports. We conducted a systematic hemodynamic study in five consecutive patients (mean age, 21.6 +/- 8 years) presenting with pulmonary edema occurring a few hours (9.6 +/- 5.2 hours) after SE. All patients had increased pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (mean, 25 +/- 1.8 mm Hg) while the systemic vascular resistance was elevated only in one. The stroke volume index was markedly depressed (21...
October 1991: Chest
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