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. 2014; 5(3): 27-29

Severe Scorpion Envenoming Results in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Himmatrao Saluba Bawaskar, Parag Himmatrao Bawaakar, Pramodini Himatrao Bawaskar.

Mesobuhus tamulus (an Indian red scorpion) flourished allover coastal region of India. Its venom is neuronal sodium channels
activators. Envenoming by red scorpion evokes autonomic storm. Severe cardiovascular manifestations occurred as a result
of high circulating catecholamines. We report a case of severe scorpion envenoming who suffered of autonomic storm
and subsequent acute inferior wall myocardial infarction, lethal ventricular arrhythmias. He recovered with intravenous
scorpion antivenin, oral prazosin, and intravenous bolus of 30 mg tenecteplase

Key words: Myocardial infarction, prazosin, scorpion, scorpion antivenom

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