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Penis wound by scorpion sting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10488606     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONTEXT: The majority of scorpion stings are oligosymptomatic, occurring mainly on the hands and feet. Fatality is rare.
CASE REPORT: A 33-year old man suffered a severe sting on his penis from a scorpion of the species Tytius trivittatus. Alcohol and salt were used without success in an effort to relieve pain. Medical assistance was sought 4 hours after the event, at which time diffuse erythema, edema and punctiform injury on the glans penis were observed, with no systemic manifestation. Intravenous meperidine was administered with immediate relief of the pain. The local signs disappeared within 48 hours, with the patient remaining asymptomatic.
A S Garcia; D G de Freitas; O de Freitas Filho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  São Paulo medical journal = Revista paulista de medicina     Volume:  117     ISSN:  1516-3180     ISO Abbreviation:  Sao Paulo Med J     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-28     Completed Date:  1999-12-28     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897261     Medline TA:  Sao Paulo Med J     Country:  BRAZIL    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centro de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesics, Opioid / therapeutic use*
Arachnidism* / drug therapy
Bites and Stings*
Meperidine / therapeutic use*
Penis / injuries*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Analgesics, Opioid; 57-42-1/Meperidine

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