How is scorpion envenomation without neurological symptoms graded?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: David Cheng, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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The grading of these scorpion envenomations depends on whether or not neurological signs predominate and is as follows:

Nonneurological predominance is graded as follows [2] :

  • Mild - Local signs of erythema, swelling and tenderness (estimated 68.6%)

  • Moderate - Ascending local signs or mild systemic signs (estimated 26.8%)

  • Severe - Life-threatening systemic signs (estimated 4.6%)


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