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International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports, 2394-109X,Vol.: 2, Issue.: 2

Case Study

Hyperesthesia Secondary to Centipede Bite- A Case Report


Huldah I. Nwokeukwu1*, Ugochukwu Onyeonoro1, Chidinma Amuzie1, Debra Inya-agha1 and Igbani Uchendu1

1Department of Community Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, P.M.B. 7001, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.

Article Information
(1) Rafik Karaman, Bioorganic Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine.
(1) Anonymous, University of the State of São Paulo (UNESP), Brazil.
(2) Anonymous, IPS College, India.
(3) Anonymous, Netherlands.
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Background: Centipede bite is a major public health problem among rural communities of Nigeria. This can be attributed to thick bushes around residential homes and humid weather peculiar to these regions, which favor the survival of this group of arthropods. However, presentations of cases to hospitals are rare.
Objective: To report a case of hyperesthesia secondary to centipede bite in Nigeria.
Methods: The case note of the patient was retrieved and relevant data were extracted and summarized.
Results: An 80 year old retired civil servant, now a farmer, presented to the outpatient clinic, with a history of severe pains following centipede bite two weeks prior to presentation. Pains were so severe that he could not stand without support. He was later diagnosed with avascular Necrosis of right head of femur and presently on physiotherapy regimen.

Keywords :

Hyperesthesia; centipede; bite.

Full Article - PDF    Page 22-26

DOI : 10.9734/IJMPCR/2015/13284

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