What is the role of arterial blood gas in the workup of scorpion envenomation?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: David Cheng, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Arterial blood gas determinations show a decrease in arterial oxygenation tension and an increase in PCO2 within 15 minutes of the envenomation, findings consistent with mild metabolic acidosis.


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