Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0495


Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis after Tityus obscurus Scorpion Envenomation in French Guiana.

Kallel H, Mayence C, Guegueniat P and Didier Hommel

We report the case of a 7 year old boy which presented acute necrotizing pancreatitis after he was stung by Tityus obscurus scorpion. The diagnosis was made on the basis of elevated amylase and lipase enzymes and on abdominal CT scan showing acute necrotizing pancreatitis involving the body and the tail of pancreas. Under analgesics and symptomatic treatment, the patient improved clinically with return of pancreatic enzymes to normal.