Marine injury, envenomation and poisoning

Pereira, Peter, and Seymour, Jamie (2015) Marine injury, envenomation and poisoning. In: Cameron, Peter, Jelinek, George, Kelly, Anne-Maree, Brown, Anthony, and Little, Mark, (eds.) Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine. Elsevier, London, UK, pp. 1047-1050.

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[Extract] Only Chironex fleckeri (box jellyfish) and Carukia barnesi ('classic' lrukandji jellyfish) have been documented to cause deaths in Australian waters, with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) attributing 80 deaths to C. fleckeri, and 2 to irukandji syndrome. Children are particularly prone to a fatal outcome and account for the last 10 C. fleckeri deaths in the Northern Territory.

Victims of C. fleckeri envenomation are readily identifiable from the characteristic cutaneous features. Stings from C. barnesi and other lrukandji syndrome-inducing jellyfish may have minimal or absent cutaneous manifestations. Other cnidaria may cause serious envenomation, although no deaths have been recorded in Australian waters from these species.

Item ID: 38942
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-7020-5335-1
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2015 23:09
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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