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Scorpion envenomation: does administration of antivenom alter outcome?
  1. Bernard Foëx, Consultant in Emergency Medicine (Manchester),
  2. Lee Wallis, Consultant in Emergency Medicine (Cape Town)
  1. Emergency Medicine, Hope Hospital, Manchester, UK;


    A short cut review was carried out to establish the clinical utility of antivenom in scorpion poisoning. Using the reported search, 69 papers were found, of which four presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date, and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results, and study weaknesses of these best papers are tabulated. A clinical bottom line is stated.

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