Seiter M, Koç H, Ullrich A & Yağmur EA
The case history of a toxic sting of a Leiurus abdullahbayrami scorpion in Turkey
Der klinische Verlauf eines giftigen Stiches des Skorpions Leiurus abdullahbayrami in der Türkei
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.
Scorpion sting, south-eastern Anatolia, symptomatic process