Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Scorpion Bites Outlook

What to expect with a scorpion sting:

  • Patients completely recover from non-poisonous scorpion stings.
  • After early treatment with antivenin, most patients recover from poisonous scorpion stings.

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Scorpion Bites References
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