Acute Toxic Myocarditis and Pulmonary Oedema Developing from Scorpion Sting

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Cem Sahin 1 , Ethem Acar 2 , Halil Beydilli 2 , Kadir Ugur Mert 3 , Fatih Akin 3 , Ibrahim Altun 3 , *

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Mugla, Turkey

2 Department of Emergency, Faculty of Medicine, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Mugla, Turkey

3 Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Mugla, Turkey

How to Cite: Sahin C , Acar E , Beydilli H , Mert K U , Akin F , et al. Acute Toxic Myocarditis and Pulmonary Oedema Developing from Scorpion Sting, Int Cardio Res J. 2017 ; 9(1):e11669.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Cardiovascular Research Journal: 9 (1); e11669
Published Online: March 01, 2015
Article Type: Case Report
Received: April 18, 2017
Accepted: November 11, 2014

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Abstract

The majority of scorpion stings are generally seen with a set of simple clinical findings, such as pain, oedema, numbness, and tenderness in the area of the sting. However, occasionally events, such as toxic myocarditis, acute heart failure, acute pulmonary oedema, and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), which occur in scorpion sting cases are a significant problem which determine mortality and morbidity. The case presented here was a 38-year-old man who developed acute toxic myocarditis, acute heart failure, and acute pulmonary oedema following a scorpion sting on the 3rd finger of his right hand.

Keywords

Diabetes,Renal Hypertension,Oxidative Stress,Rats

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