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Type: Artigo de Periódico
Issue Date: Jun-2016
Authors: COSTA, Cícero Lucinaldo Soares de Oliveira
FÉ, Nelson Ferreira
SAMPAIO, Maria Iracilda da Cunha
TADEI, Wanderli Pedro
Title: A profile of scorpionism, including the species of scorpions involved, in the State of Amazonas, Brazil
Citation: COSTA, Cícero Lucinaldo Soares de Oliveira et al. A profile of scorpionism, including the species of scorpions involved, in the State of Amazonas, Brazil. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, Uberaba, v. 49, n. 3, p. 376-379, mai./jun. 2016. Disponível em: <http://repositorio.ufpa.br/jspui/handle/2011/9969>. Acesso em:.
Abstract: Introduction: This study investigated scorpionism profile in the State of Amazonas, Brazil. Methods: Data referring to stinging incidents were obtained from the National Databank of Major Causes of Morbidity. Information on the scorpion species involved was obtained from the Amazonas State health units. Results: Amazonas has a scorpionism rate of 8.14 cases/100,000 inhabitants. Some municipalities (e.g., Apuí) presented higher rates (273 cases/100,000 inhabitants). Most species involved in envenomation belonged to the genus Tityus. Conclusions: Our results reaffirm the notion of scorpionism being a public health hazard and provide data that can guide public policy aimed at scorpionism prevention and treatment.
Keywords: Escorpiões
Envenenamento
Escorpionismo - Amazonas
Tityus metuendus
Tityus matthieseni
Tityus bastosi
CNPq: CNPQ::CIENCIAS BIOLOGICAS::BIOLOGIA GERAL
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
ISSN: 0037-8682
1678-9849
Country: Brasil
Publisher: Universidade Federal do Pará
Institution Acronym: UFPA
metadata.dc.source.uri: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0037-86822016000300376&lng=pt&nrm=iso
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0377-2015
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