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Scorpions: Disposition

Most adult victims of scorpion envenomation do not manifest severe toxicity requiring hospital admission. Such victims may be managed solely with supportive care and may be safely discharged from the emergency department with careful follow-up. Patients with severe envenomation should be admitted for intensive supportive care and treatment with antivenom, if available. Small children are more likely to suffer from severe envenomation with somatic or cranial neuromuscular dysfunction and are more likely to require treatment with antivenom and hospitalization.

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