Which symptoms of scorpion envenomation are predictive of hospital admission?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: David Cheng, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Symptoms predictive of hospital admission are as follows:

  • Priapism (odds ratio 150.59)

  • Vomiting (odds ratio 15.82)

  • Systolic blood pressure (SBP) greater than 160 (odds ratio 13.38)

  • Temperature greater than 38ºC (odds ratio 3.66)

  • Heart rate greater than 100 beats per minute (odds ratio 3.35)


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