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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.

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