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Acute Scorpion Pancreatitis in Trinidad

Br Med J 1970; 1 doi: (Published 14 March 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;1:666
  1. Courtenay Bartholomew


    Over a two-month period 30 patients were admitted to hospital following stings of the scorpion of Trinidad, the Tityus trinitatis. In 24 cases acute pancreatitis developed soon after the sting, but in nine of these no abdominal pain occurred. All the patients made an uneventful recovery. Although such complications have been reported no pseudocyst formations or acute haemorrhagic pancreatitis occurred in this series.