Clonidine to treat Irukandji syndrome

Little, Mark, and Somerville, Annabel (2016) Clonidine to treat Irukandji syndrome. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 28 (6). pp. 756-757.

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Abstract

[Extract] Dear Editor, Irukandji syndrome (IS) is a distressing syndrome experienced if stung by a variety of small (bell = 30 mm) jelly fish in (mainly) northern Australia, although there are reports from SE Asia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, USA and The Caribbean. Treatment is mainly focused on pain relief. Anecdotal evidence has suggested relief in symptoms using magnesium i.v.,[1] although a small randomised controlled trial showed no benefit.[2] We report our experience in treating a patient suffering from IS with clonidine.

Item ID: 45900
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1742-6723
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2016 01:20
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences > 111506 Toxicology (incl Clinical Toxicology) @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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