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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-86

Progressive hemiparesis following scorpion sting in a female with uncontrolled hypertension


1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Medicine, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Srinivas Malliboina
Department of Emergency Medicine, Narayna Medical College Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore-524 003, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1115-1474.134619

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Scorpion sting is a potentially life-threatening medical emergency. Cerebrovascular manifestations (e.g. intracerebral hemorrhage) with focal deficits are uncommon presentations of scorpion sting. We present a case of a 42-year-old female with uncontrolled hypertension, who developed hemiplegia after scorpion sting. In the present case, the patient had a previous history of uncontrolled hypertension.


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