Fatal scorpion sting in a child

  • OA Oyedeji
  • TL Musa
  • OJ Adebami
  • GA Oyedeji
Keywords: Fatal, pediatric, scorpion sting


Fatal scorpion stings are rare in Nigeria. Hitherto, there has been no report from Nigeria of death following scorpion stings. This report is that of a 2‑year‑old boy who was stung by a scorpion while playing outside his home environment in Osogbo, South West Nigeria. He subsequently presented to the Children Emergency Unit of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, in pain and with features of shock. He died within 2 h of admission despite all treatment given to relieve pain and manage shock. The case is reported in order to share the important lessons learned.

Key words: Fatal, pediatric, scorpion sting


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eISSN: 2229-7731
print ISSN: 1119-3077