Epidemiological Survey on Scorpion Sting Envenomation in South-West, Iran

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avatar Hamid Kassiri 1 , avatar Narges Mohammadzadeh Mahijan 2 , avatar Zeinab Hasanvand 2 , avatar Masoomeh Shemshad 3 , avatar Khadijeh Shemshad 1 , *

Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, Faculty of Health, Ahwaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahwaz, Iran
Department, Member of Student Research Committee of Ahwaz, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahwaz, Iran
Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

how to cite: Kassiri H, Mohammadzadeh Mahijan N , Hasanvand Z , Shemshad M , Shemshad K. Epidemiological Survey on Scorpion Sting Envenomation in South-West, Iran. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012;14(8):e93275.

Abstract

Background : Scorpion stings cause a serious problem all over the globe. This study aimed to trace the epidemiological profile of scorpion stings and some common clinical symptoms in Dezful County.
Materials and Methods : Our work is an analytical cross-sectional study of scorpion stings based on medical files of stung patients referred during 2007- 2008.
Results : During 2007-2008, 820 cases were registered. 59.9% of the cases were from rural areas. The stings had the most frequency in spring months, particularly in June, when yearly temperature was favorable.
Conclusion : Based on the results of this study, scorpion sting envenomation is of clinical importance in this area.

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