Published: 2022-01-25

Scorpion sting bite with intracerebral bleed: a case report

Gowtham H., Jagadeesan M., Prasanna Karthik S., Kannan R., Gowrisankar A.


Scorpion sting can present with multiple clinical presentations ranging from local swelling to cardiogenic shock. Scorpion sting affects many organ which can cause myocarditis, cardiogenic shock, acute renal dysfunction and respiratory collapse. Central nervous system involvement can cause encephalopathy, seizures, subarachnoid haemorrhage, and ischemic stroke. Cerebral bleed is a rare presentation of scorpion sting. Here we present a case of scorpion sting with unusual central nervous system (CNS) presentation of gangliocapsular bleed.


Scorpion sting bite, Intracerebral bleed

Full Text:



Bawaskar HS, Bawaskar PH. Scorpion sting. J Assoc Physic India. 1998;46:388-92.

Mahadevan S. Scorpion sting. Ind Ped. 2000;37:504-14.

Udaykumar N, Rajendran C, Srinivasan AV. Cerebrovascular manifestations in Scorpion sting. A case series. Indian J Med Sci. 2006;60.241-4.

Chaurasia RN, Jaiswal S, Mishra VN, Joshi D. Spectrum of Neurological Manifestations in Scorpion Sting. Int J Gen Med Pharm. 2016;5(1):1-6.

Thacker AK, Lal R, Misra M. Scorpion bite and multiple cerebral infarcts. Neurol India. 2002;50(1):100-2.

Gadwalkar SR, Bushan S, Pramod K, Gouda C, Kumar PM. Bilateral cerebellar infarction: a rare complication of scorpion sting. J Assoc Physicians India. 2006;54:581-3.

Bordón L, Paredes W, Pacheco R, Graneros N, Tolosa C, Galarza G, Godoy DA. Intracerebral hemorrhage secondary to scorpion toxin in the Northwest of Argentina; a case report. Bulletin of Emergency & Trauma. 2018;6(3):253.

Kumar TP, Reddy VU, Narayan PD, Agrawal A. Symmetrical thalamic and cerebellar hemorrhages following scorpion envenomation. Int J Stud Res. 2014;4(1):15-7.