Scorpion sting and cerebrovascular complication


  • Viroj Wiwanitkit

    Corresponding author
    1. Hainan Medical University, Hainan, China
    2. Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia
    3. Joseph Ayobabalola University, Ikeji-arakeji, Nigeria
    • Correspondence: Viroj Wiwanitkit, Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 10160, Thailand.


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Dear Editor, the recent report on scorpion sting and cerebrovascular complication is very interesting [1]. Basically, the effect of intoxication on the neurological system is an interesting issue in toxicology. Focusing on scorpion stings, the raised issue is on the toxic effect on cerebrovascular system. Here, the author would like to share experience on this topic. Based on the data in Thailand on scorpion stings, there is no detected cerebrovascular complication [2]. In fact, the main pathology of scorpion sting is the anaphylaxis, and the renal complication is very important [3]. The possible neurological complication might be possible in case of acute renal failure, and the uremia might consequently depress the brain. The direct effect of toxin on the brain should be impossible.