Mathews Journal of Forensic Research


Previous Issues Volume 5, Issue 1 - 2024

The Metabolic Effects of Scorpion Sting in Children

Fathi Mohamed Alatrash*

Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Zawia University, Zawiya, Libya

*Corresponding Author: Fathi Mohamed Alatrash, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Zawia University, Zawia, Libya; Emai: [email protected]

Received Date: September 6, 2023

Published Date: February 5, 2024

Citation: Alatrash FM. (2024). The Metabolic Effects of Scorpion Sting in Children. Mathews J Foren. 5(1):13.

Copyrights:  Alatrash FM. © (2024).


The metabolic disturbance is one of the major problems that may aggravate the cardiovascular, neurological, and gastrointestinal manifestation of a scorpion sting. This work aims to evaluate of clinical manifestations of these cases. For this purpose, 200 cases of scorpion sting patients admitted to the medical center of Sabha received from different hospitals in the South of Libya were examined clinically as well as tested for metabolic changes. Patient's ages ranged from 3 to 15 years of both sexes. The tested parameters included blood glucose level, serum potassium, sodium and bicarbonates, and blood pH. Blood pressure, ECG, and relevant clinical manifestations were also examined. Fifty normal children with matched ages and sexes served as the control group and were examined for the same parameters. Serum potassium and glucose increased significantly in the patient group. Serum bicarbonate and blood pH also were changed in patients. The serum sodium was slightly less in the patients but was not significant.

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