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BIOGEOGRAPHY AND CLINICAL REVIEW OF MESOBUTHUS GIBBOSUS SCORPIONISM IN MONTENEGRO: Clinical cases of six patients

BIOGEOGRAFSKI I KLINIČKI PRIKAZ MESOBUTHUS GIBBOSUS ŠKORPIONIZMA U CRNOJ GORI; Klinički prikaz šest pacijenata

Authors

 

Bogdan Pajović1, Milovan Radosavljević2, Ivana Radosavljević3, Marko Vuković1, Slobodan Boričić1
1 Faculty of Medicine, University of Montenegro, Podgorica (Montenegro)
2 Department of Surgery; General Hospital, Kotor, (Montenegro)
3 Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Montenegro, Podgorica (Montenegro)

 

• The paper was received on 03.10.2015. / Accepted on 26.11.2015.

 

Abstract

 

Aim: Scorpionism caused by Mesobuthus gibbosus is considered hazardous to human health. In this report, the cases of six patients are presented with this scorpionismus, which occurred in Grbalj, a small geographical area in Montenegro.
Case report: The Mesobuthus gibbosus stings occurred during construction work, in two cases, three happened during walking, and in one case, during some work done on the balcony. Out of general symptoms these were observed: excitement, pallor and profuse sweating. Local symptoms were: paresthesia, pulsiraing pain, muscle cramps in legs, bruised skin and skin redness. After three years, one patient had occasional muscle twitching, pain and enlargement of the superficial veins in the stabbed leg. The symptomatic therapy was applied on all six cases and was successful.
Conclusions: Mesobuthus gibbosus is endemic to a small geographic area, Grbalj, and poses a threat to the health of the local population and tourists. All cases of the scorpionism formed on the „terra rossa” type of soil. Treatment of scorpionism is symptomatic.

 

 

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