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A profile of scorpionism, including the species of scorpions involved, in the State of Amazonas, Brazil

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Title
A profile of scorpionism, including the species of scorpions involved, in the State of Amazonas, Brazil
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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, June 2016
DOI 10.1590/0037-8682-0377-2015
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Cícero Lucinaldo Soares de Oliveira Costa, Nelson Ferreira Fé, Iracilda Sampaio, Wanderli Pedro Tadei

Abstract

This study investigated scorpionism profile in the State of Amazonas, Brazil. Data referring to stinging incidents were obtained from the National Databank of Major Causes of Morbidity. Information on the scorpion species involved was obtained from the Amazonas State health units. Amazonas has a scorpionism rate of 8.14 cases/100,000 inhabitants. Some municipalities (e.g., Apuí) presented higher rates (273 cases/100,000 inhabitants). Most species involved in envenomation belonged to the genus Tityus. Our results reaffirm the notion of scorpionism being a public health hazard and provide data that can guide public policy aimed at scorpionism prevention and treatment.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 53 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 26%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Professor 4 8%
Other 2 4%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 11 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 8%
Environmental Science 3 6%
Other 12 23%
Unknown 14 26%