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Cerebral Hematoma Following Scorpion Envenomation: A Case Report

Introduction: Scorpion stings are relatively common phenomenon encountered in many countries. Neurological complications post scorpion envenomation (SE) are rare and indicate a severe envenomation. We report the case of an 81-year-old, female, left-handed stung by a scorpion. Case presentation: She presented with severe headaches, vomiting, left hemiparesis following a scorpion sting. Neurological examination found altered consciousness with a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 9/15, motor aphasia, neck stiffness, facial asymmetry, left hemiparesis with absent tendinous reflexes on the left side, and a scar of the scorpion sting on the right thumb. Brain CT-scan showed spontaneous thalamo-caudate hyperdensity extending to the ventricles. The disease course was marked by clinical deterioration, leading to her death on the third day of hospitalization. Discussion: Cerebral hematomas are severe complications rarely described following scorpion envenomation.

Envenomation, Scorpion Sting, Cerebral Hemorrhage, Gabriel Touré Hospital, Mali

APA Style

Salimata, D., Hassane, D. S., Awa, C., Abdoulaye, Y., Tenimba, B., et al. (2024). Cerebral Hematoma Following Scorpion Envenomation: A Case Report. American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 12(1), 6-8. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajpn.20241201.12

ACS Style

Salimata, D.; Hassane, D. S.; Awa, C.; Abdoulaye, Y.; Tenimba, B., et al. Cerebral Hematoma Following Scorpion Envenomation: A Case Report. Am. J. Psychiatry Neurosci. 2024, 12(1), 6-8. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpn.20241201.12

AMA Style

Salimata D, Hassane DS, Awa C, Abdoulaye Y, Tenimba B, et al. Cerebral Hematoma Following Scorpion Envenomation: A Case Report. Am J Psychiatry Neurosci. 2024;12(1):6-8. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpn.20241201.12

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