Doi
10.5431/aramit5109
Autor

Seiter M, Koç H, Ullrich A & Yağmur EA

Jahr
2016
Titel

The case history of a toxic sting of a Leiurus abdullahbayrami scorpion in Turkey

Titel übersetzt

Der klinische Verlauf eines giftigen Stiches des Skorpions Leiurus abdullahbayrami in der Türkei

Ausgabe

Heft 51

Seiten
64-66
Abstract

Scorpion stings are very common in Turkey. Nevertheless, they are not well documented in the literature and were never reported for the recently described scorpion species Leiurus abdullahbayrami Yağmur, Koç & Kunt, 2009. Here, we report a case in which a 30-year-old male was stung by a L. abdullahbayrami scorpion in the field. He was directly brought to the emergency department of the local hospital. The symptomatic process was observed and documented. In this case, no antivenom was necessary; we hypothesize that the scorpion has used most of its venom in a previous incident (explained in further detail below) and was therefore not able to inject a normal dosage.

Keywords

Scorpion sting, south-eastern Anatolia, symptomatic process