BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-006827
  • Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury

Delayed presentation of scorpion sting with cardiogenic shock

  1. Raviraja Acharya3
  1. 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  3. 3Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr G Vivek, vivekgraman{at}


A young farmer presented with cardiogenic shock 5 days after a scorpion sting. He was managed with norepinephrine, atropine and supportive measures and made a complete recovery. The role of atropine in treating scorpion sting has to be defined better.

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