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EPIDEMIOLOGICAL, CLINICAL CHARACHTERICTICS AND OUTCOME OF SCORPION ENVENOMATION IN ABDANAN COUNTY, WESTERN IRAN: AN ANALYSIS OF 780 CASES

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(2017) EPIDEMIOLOGICAL, CLINICAL CHARACHTERICTICS AND OUTCOME OF SCORPION ENVENOMATION IN ABDANAN COUNTY, WESTERN IRAN: AN ANALYSIS OF 780 CASES. Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. pp. 2692-2701. ISSN 2349-7750

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Abstract

Objective: Scorpion envenomation is an important health challenge in southern part of Iran with 75 yearly mortalities of scorpion sting in Iran. The aim of this descriptive-analytical study was to describe the epidemiological characteristics and outcomes among humans in Abdanan County, western Iran during 2009-2013. Methods: In this study, all patients with scorpion sting reviewed and our needed data recorded. A questionnaire including demographic and epidemiologic data was completed for the patients. The frequencies of entomo-epidemiological parameters were converted to the percentage rank. Results: There were 780 scorpion victims. Scorpion stings were more prevalent in July 19.4%. The most relative frequency of scorpion stings were in rural areas 58.1%. The most stung organs were hands, with 50%.. Most of the cases were females 55% in the 21-30 age groups 25.2%. About 73.7% of the sufferers slept indoors and on the ground. Nearly 74.1 % of envenomed cases were due to yellow scorpions. The majority of cases 43% were housewives. The stings mainly occurred between 12-18 28%. Conclusion: Due to serious signs of scorpionism, it is offered that members of families be in instructed about observing safety plans, taking care people and applying appropriate shoes and clothes all day long.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Kassiri, H.UNSPECIFIED
Lotfi, M.UNSPECIFIED
Ebrahimi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Scorpion Sting Epidemiology Iran saudi-arabia sanliurfa stings turkey Pharmacology & Pharmacy
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Page Range: pp. 2692-2701
Journal or Publication Title: Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 4
Number: 8
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.884453
ISSN: 2349-7750
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/260

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