What are the cranial nerve effects of scorpion envenomation?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: David Cheng, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Cranial nerve effects include the following:

  • Classic roving or rotary eye movements, blurred vision, tongue fasciculations, and loss of pharyngeal muscle control may be observed.

  • Difficulty swallowing combined with excessive salivary secretions may lead to respiratory difficulty.


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