Irukandji Taskforce guidelines for the emergency management of Irukandji syndrome

Pereira, P., Corkeron, M., Little, M., and Farlow, D. (2007) Irukandji Taskforce guidelines for the emergency management of Irukandji syndrome. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, 37 (1). pp. 48-49.

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Irukandji syndrome is described as a tropical marine sting (usually minimal discomfort) followed in 15-40 mins by significant systemic symptoms of pain, agitation, restlessness, and clinically associated with signs of catecholamine excess. A small number go on to develop cardiac failure. There have been two fatalities in Queensland in patients who have presented with Irukandji syndrome, both of whom succumbed from intracerebral bleeds. Where a patient is suspected to be experiencing Irukandji syndrome the following guidelines may be found useful.They have been approved by the Prevention and Response Working Group of the Queensland Irukandji Taskforce and were endorsed by the Taskforce on 29 January 2007.

Item ID: 38644
Item Type: Article (Other)
ISSN: 1833-3516
Keywords: reprinted from, first aid, jellyfish, marine animals, toxins, resuscitation, treatment, flow chart
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