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Scorpions: Special Circumstances

Cholinergic Crisis

In certain scorpion envenomations, patients can present with cholinergic symptoms, especially excessive oral secretions. In such cases, atropine has been reported to be helpful in managing such symptoms. Atropine, however, should not be routinely used and should only be administered to patients who are stung by scorpions that cause significant cholinergic crisis (i.e., Parabuthus transvaalicus scorpion found in North Africa). The benefits of atropine must be weighed against the risk for tachycardia and dysrhythmias.95

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