Perspectives and recommendations towards evidence-based health care for scorpion sting envenoming in the Brazilian Amazon: a comprehensive review
Fundação de Medicina Tropical Doutor Heitor Vieira Dourado (FMT-HVD)¦¦Brasil ; Universidade do Estado do Amazonas (UEA)¦¦Brasil ; Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz)¦¦Brasil ; Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM)¦¦Brasil ; Fundação de Vigilancia em Saúde (FVS)¦¦Brasil ; Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)¦¦Brasil ; Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul (UNICSUL)¦¦Brasil ; Universidade Federal do Acre (UFAC)¦¦Brasil ; Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR)¦¦Costa Rica ; Fundação Alfredo da Matta (FUAM)¦¦Brasil
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Although underreported across the Amazon region, scorpion stings are very prevalent in some areas and can be potentially life-threatening, especially in children. The most vulnerable populations are those living in locations far from the capitals, hence having limited access to the health system where the appropriate structure for the treatment of severe cases is found. An abundant and diverse fauna of scorpions is found in the region, but few studies have been conducted to decipher the clinical characteristics and therapeutic response of the available antivenoms in envenomings caused by the various species. Antivenom underdosage as well as delayed medical assistance are common among indigenous populations, resulting in poor outcome rates. An in depth understanding of the epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic aspects of scorpion sting envenomings in the Amazon is necessary to improve the outcome of these cases.
Monteiro WM, Gomes J, Fé N, Silva IM, Lacerda M, Alencar A, et al. Perspectives and recommendations towards evidence-based health care for scorpion sting envenoming in the Brazilian Amazon: a comprehensive review. Toxicon. 2019 Nov;169:68-80. doi:10.1016/j.toxicon.2019.09.003.
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