What are the genitourinary symptoms of a scorpion envenomation?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: David Cheng, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Genitourinary signs are as follows:

  • Patients have decreased renal plasma flow.

  • Toxin-induced acute tubular necrosis renal failure may occur.

  • Rhabdomyolysis renal failure may result from venom-induced excessive motor activity.

  • Priapism may occur secondary to cholinergic stimulation. One small study by Bawaskar (1982) found a positive prognostic correlation to the development of cardiac manifestations following scorpion stings. [23]


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