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Revista de Saúde Pública

On-line version ISSN 1518-8787

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TORRES, João Batista; MARQUES, Maria da Graça Boucinha; MARTINI, Rodrigo Klafke  and  BORGES, Cássio Vinícius Aguiar. An accident involving Tityus serrulatus and its epidemiological implications in Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2002, vol.36, n.5, pp.631-633. ISSN 1518-8787.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89102002000600014.

This is a case report of the first accident involving a scorpion Tityus serrulatus in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil, that occurred in March, 2001. A 21-year-old male patient, while handling vegetables proceeding from other Brazilian states, was bitten by a scorpion Tityus serrulatus, developing local and systemic reactions, requiring an anti-scorpion antidote. The authors highlight the epidemiological importance of this case in the South of Brazil.

Keywords : Bites and stings; Scorpions; Scorpions venons; Antivenins; Tityus serrulatus.

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