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The epidemiology of scorpion stings in tropical areas of Kermanshah province, Iran, during 2008 and 2009

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases, November 2015
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Title
The epidemiology of scorpion stings in tropical areas of Kermanshah province, Iran, during 2008 and 2009
Published in
Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases, November 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40409-015-0045-4
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Alireza Khatony, Alireza Abdi, Tahereh Fatahpour, Farhad Towhidi

Abstract

Scorpion stings are an acute health problem in tropical regions. Awareness of this problem is fundamental for establishing preventive interventions, thus prompting the present study to determine the scorpion-sting incidence in tropical areas of Kermanshah province during 2008 and 2009. In a retrospective study, all records related to scorpion sting patients from the health centers of tropical areas of Kermanshah were studied by a census and checklist. Data were analyzed by the software SPSS-16 using descriptive and inferential tests. The incidence of scorpion stings was 334.37/100,000 inhabitants in 2008 and 339.07/100000 in 2009. Mean and standard deviation of age were 30.55 ± 16.99. Scorpion stings were more common in rural areas (59.6 %) and occurred more often in summer (52.9 %). Nearly 48 % of bites were to patients' hands and 47.5 % of patients were injured between midnight and 6 a.m. While 92.9 % of patients had mild symptoms, scorpion antivenom was prescribed to 88.8 % of victims, 94.5 % of whom were discharged after outpatient treatment. The relationship between antivenom therapy and clinical symptoms was not significant. Due to the relatively high incidence of scorpion stings in tropical areas of Kermanshah, it is recommended that the inhabitants be educated through the mass media about how to prevent the stings and apply preliminary treatment.

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Unknown 34 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 21%
Researcher 3 9%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 6%
Other 8 24%
Unknown 9 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 5 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 12%
Social Sciences 2 6%
Psychology 1 3%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 12 35%

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