Stonefish (Synancea species) sting

Little, Mark (1990) Stonefish (Synancea species) sting. Emergency Medicine, 2 (4). p. 5.

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The Stonefish is the most venomous fish known. The venom causes both painful local symptoms and potentially lethal systemic toxicity principally affecting the heart. The antivenom has been available since 1959. However, it is rarely used. Dr S Sutherland, in a review of 'usage of antivenom' reportings to C.S.L. for a 12 month period, found only 10 cases where Stonefish antivenom was used. A 19 year old man, stung by a Stonefish, developed severe local symptoms. He required two ampoules of antivenom His management is discussed and Stonefish envenomation is reviewed.

Item ID: 39469
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 1742-6723
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2015 01:52
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences > 111506 Toxicology (incl Clinical Toxicology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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