Chagla Z.,McMaster University |
Boggild A.K.,Tropical Disease Unit |
Boggild A.K.,Public Health Ontario Laboratories |
Boggild A.K.,University of Toronto |
And 2 more authors.
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology | Year: 2015
We present a case of scorpion envenomation related to imported produce from South America. Although rare in the Canadian context, front-line clinicians should consider this diagnosis in individuals presenting with an unknown bite, particularly when there is a history of contact with imported goods from endemic regions. Level of care should be commensurate with symptoms and signs, and antivenom therapy should be considered in cases with moderate-to severe-systemic manifestations.