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Medicina
Croatian Medical Association - Rijeka branch
ISSN: 0025-7729
Vol. 45, No. 2, 2009, pp. 196-200
Bioline Code: me09027
Full paper language: Croatian
Document type: Research Article
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Medicina, Vol. 45, No. 2, 2009, pp. 196-200

 en Mesobuthus Gibbosus Scorpionism in Montenegro: Report of Two Cases
Radosavljević, Milovan & Ilić, Ivan

Abstract

Aim: There is very little data in the literature on the medical significance of Mesobuthus gibbosus whose sting is considered potentially hazardous for human health. In this case two patients in the age of 16 and 25 with diagnosed scorpionism Mesobuthus gibbosus are described.
Case report: The stings in both cases occured during the construction work done by tourists. The following general symptomes were noticed: excitement, pulsating pains, muscle cramps in legs, pallor and profuse sweating. Local symptoms were: paresthesis, bruised skin, erithematous swelling with a red spot in the centre. Both cases were treated with symptomatic therapy only. The patients were without any symptoms and residues after a few days.
Conclusions: Mesobuthus gibbosus can be found at the Montenegrian coast and represents a real danger for the health of the local community and tourists. Therapy of this scorpionism is only symptomatic. This is of course the first detailed symtoms description of these type of scorpionism on the our teritory.

Keywords
Mesobuthus gibbosus, scorpionism, symptoms, therapy

 
 hr Škorpionizam izazvan vrstom Mesobuthus gibbosus u Crnoj Gori – prikaz dvaju bolesnika
Radosavljević, Milovan & Ilić, Ivan


Cilj: Vrlo je malo podataka u literaturi o medicinskom značaju otrova škorpiona Mesobuthus gibbosus koji se smatra potencijalno opasnim za ljudsko zdravlje. U ovom radu prikazani su slučajevi dvaju bolesnika u dobi od 16 i 25 godina sa škorpionizmom izazvanim vrstom Mesobuthus gibbosus.
Prikaz slučaja: Ubodi u oba slučaja nastali su prilikom građevinskih radova. Od općih simptoma zapaženi su: uzbuđenost, pulsirajući bolovi, grčevi mišića nogu, bljedilo čitave kože, profuzno znojenje. Lokalni simptomi bili su: parestezije, modrilo kože, eritematozna oteklina s centralnom crvenom točkom. Primijenjena je simptomatska terapija. Bolesnici nakon više dana nisu imali simptome i potpuno su se oporavili.
Zaključak: Mesobuthus gibbosus živi na crnogorskom primorju i predstavlja realnu opasnost za zdravlje lokalnog pučanstva i turista. Liječenje ovog škorpionizma isključivo je simptomatsko. Ovaj rad donosi prvi detaljan opis simptoma ovog škorpionizma na našem području.


iječenje, Mesobuthus gibbosus, simptomi, škorpionizam

 
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