What are the somatic effects of scorpion envenomation?

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

  • Restlessness and involuntary muscle jerking that can be mistaken for seizures have been described.

  • Presence of true seizures in Centruroides envenomation is controversial and has not been proven to occur. Seizures are described in association with other scorpion envenomations.


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