Lesion of Lateral Cutaneous Nerve of Forearm Following a Scorpion Bite in a Young Woman; A Case Report

Keywords: Scorpion stings; Scorpions; Scorpion venoms; Wounds and injuries; Peripheral nerves injury; Neurotoxicity syndromes

Abstract

Background: Scorpion bite is fairly common in tropical regions (including southern, central, southeastern, and western parts of Iran). Scorpion bite complications include a range of local to systemic symptoms. The damage to the nervous system often occurs as sympathetic instability which is one of the systemic complications. There are rare reports of peripheral nerves injury following scorpion stings.

Case Report: Here we introduce a young woman that had a lesion of the left lateral cutaneous nerve of forearm, following a scorpion bite in the lateral side of her forearm.

Conclusion: Lateral cutaneous nerve of forearm is easily exposed to damage caused by cuts, deep burns, and other traumas, after moving to superficial soft tissues in the forearm. Scorpion bite can lead to peripheral nerve injury either indirectly by the skin and/or subcutaneous tissues scar formation or directly by inducing chemical injury to nerve tissue itself.

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Published
2019-06-01
Section
Case Report(s)