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J Family Med Prim Care. 2017 Jan-Mar;6(1):155-157. doi: 10.4103/2249-4863.214988.

Lateral medullary syndrome after a scorpion sting.

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Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.


Scorpion bites are a common problem in Southern parts of India. The sting of Mesobuthus tamulus belonging to the Buthidae family is known for being fatal. The toxidrome of scorpion sting is known for its effect on the cardiovascular system, and there have been rare reports of cerebrovascular accidents as well. We describe a case of lateral medullary syndrome secondary to scorpion sting. As per the knowledge of the authors, this is the first case report of the same.


Scorpion sting; stroke; toxin-induced thrombosis

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