Cardiac involvement and scorpion envenomation in children.

Abstract:

:Cardiac complications of 32 children with scorpion envenomation, during a 1-year period from August 1990 to August 1991 were studied. Sixteen children (50 per cent) were diagnosed as having myocarditis; of these in four children the presentation was subclinical. ECG changes were seen in 63 per cent of children envenomed and was a sensitive indicator of myocarditis. Sixty-nine per cent of children with myocarditis had left ventricular dysfunction as shown by echocardiography. Though statistically not significant, there was a correlation between prolonged QTc and LV dysfunction, which needs to be studied further. In those children who came for follow-up, the left ventricular function reversed to normal.

journal_name

J Trop Pediatr

authors

Das S,Nalini P,Ananthakrishnan S,Sethuraman KR,Balachander J,Srinivasan S

doi

10.1093/tropej/41.6.338

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1995-12-01 00:00:00

pages

338-40

issue

6

eissn

0142-6338

issn

1465-3664

journal_volume

41

pub_type

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