A year's experience of lrukandji envenomation in far north Queensland

Little, Mark, and Mulcahy, Richard F. (1998) A year's experience of lrukandji envenomation in far north Queensland. Medical Journal of Australia, 169. pp. 638-641.

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Envenomation by the Irukandji jellyfish (Carukia barnesi) can result in an array of systemic symptoms known as Irukandji syndrome. In 1996, 62 people presented to Cairns emergency departments with Irukandji envenomation: 57 developed systemic symptoms, and 38 required parenteral narcotics. All patients were discharged home within 24.5 hours, except for two who required high-dependence care for pulmonary oedema. Patients were more likely to be stung on hotter days, with lower-than-average rainfall in the past seven days, and with winds from the north, but less-than-average wind speed. We offer a protocol for treating patients with Irukandji envenomation.

Item ID: 39488
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1326-5377
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 00:40
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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