White scorpion (hottentotta tamulus) sting induced autonomic hyperactivity and myocardial ischemia in a child
Teaching Hospital Jaffna, LK
M. G. Sathiadas
Faculty of Medicine, Jaffna, LK
Scorpion bite is one of the common emerging toxicological problems in Jaffna peninsula of Northern Sri Lanka. Majority of the patients have an uncomplicated course, but some people may have severe systemic envenomation and life-threatening cardiovascular events. This case report is of a child admitted to Paediatric professorial unit, Teaching Hospital Jaffna following white scorpion (Hottentotta tamulus) bite. Subsequently he developed myocardial ischemia. There was no literature available in paediatric population with myocardial ischemia following sting of Hottentotta tamulus.
How to Cite:
Pirasahnth G, Sathiadas MG. White scorpion (hottentotta tamulus) sting induced autonomic hyperactivity and myocardial ischemia in a child. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2022;34(2):48–51. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v34i2.172
30 Dec 2022.