Myocardial damage after a scorpion sting: Long-term echocardiographic follow-up

Abraham Brand*, Andre Keren, Eitan Kerem, Ram M. Reifen, David Branski

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A seven-year-old girl, stung by a scorpion, was hospitalized in a confused state with signs of myocarditis and pulmonary edema. In spite of clinical improvement within 24 h, 14 serial echocardiograms and electrocardiograms performed during a four-month period showed severe changes. There have been no previously published reports of echocardiographic studies showing myocardial changes after a scorpion sting.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)59-61
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Hegglin's sign
  • Myocardial damage
  • Phonocardiogram
  • Scorpion sting


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