Centipede Envenomation Clinical Presentation

Updated: Jun 23, 2022
  • Author: Andrew G Park, DO, MPH, FAWM; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Physical Examination

Physical findings due to centipede envenomation may include the following:

  • Local edema

  • Small puncture wounds (may be difficult to see)

  • Erythema [17]

  • Ecchymosis

  • Lymphangitis and/or lymphadenopathy

  • Occasionally vesicles or blisters

  • Possibility of local necrosis

  • The patient may be noticeably uncomfortable or anxious

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Complications

Complications of centipede envenomation may include the following:

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