What are the GI symptoms of scorpion envenomation?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: David Cheng, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Answer

Gastrointestinal signs are as follows:

  • Patients may present with excessive salivation.

  • Dysphagia is possible.

  • Nausea and vomiting are reported.

  • Gastric hyperdistention occurs secondary to vagal stimulation.

  • Increased gastric acid output may lead to gastric ulcers.

  • Acute pancreatitis may lead to hyperglycemia.

  • Liver glycogenolysis may occur from catecholamine stimulation.

  • Toxic hepatitis


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