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Centipede (Scolopendra gigantea Linneaus 1758) envenomation in a newborn

A Rodriguez-Acosta, J Gassette, A Gonzalez, M Ghisoli
Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo 2000, 42 (6): 341-2
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The first case of centipede (Scolopendra gigantea Linneaus 1758) envenomation in a newborn is reported. When first examined, approximately 6 hours after the bite, the 28-day-old girl was irritable, with uncontrollable cry and intense local pain, oedema, local hyperthermia, and blood clots at punctures. Uncontrollable crying in neonates should rise the possibility of an insect or arachnid sting.

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