Marine envenomations

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Abstract

This article describes the epidemiology and presentation of human envenomation from marine organisms. Venom pathophysiology, envenomation presentation, and treatment options are discussed for sea snake, stingray, spiny fish, jellyfish, octopus, cone snail, sea urchin, and sponge envenomation. The authors describe the management of common exposures that cause morbidity as well as the keys to recognition and treatment of life-threatening exposures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-243
Number of pages21
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Octopodiformes
Elapidae
Aquatic Organisms
Sea Urchins
Snails
Venoms
Porifera
Fishes
Epidemiology
Morbidity

Keywords

  • C fleckeri
  • Irukandji syndrome
  • Jellyfish
  • Marine antivenom
  • Marine envenomation
  • Physalia physalis
  • Spiny fish
  • Stingray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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Marine envenomations. / Balhara, Kamna; Stolbach, Andrew.

In: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2014, p. 223-243.

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