Category Toxinology

Tiger Snake

The Tiger Snakes are the only venomous snake in Tasmania and coexist with brown snakes in Australia with similar clinical features in early envenomation. Also behind the brown snake they can also cause death.

Brown Snake

Brown snake is the most common culprit for severe envenomations in Australia. It classically causes a Venom-induced consumptive coagulopathy (VICC) or a partial VICC (20% of envenoming). In a few cases Brown snakes are responsible for collapse and in approximately 5% of those envenomed cardiac arrest, the exact mechanism is unknown but probably secondary direct cardiotoxicity

Death Adder

The Death Adder are found throughout most of Australia and Papua New Guinea but bites and envenoming are rare. They are largely nocturnal at is unheard of for them to bite above knee height because they lie in wait for prey twitching its grub-like tail close to its head as a lure.

Black Snake

The Black Snake also confusingly known as the King brown snake or mulga snake. Other similar species include the Butler's or yellow-bellied black snake, Collett's snake, blue-bellied or spotted black snake, Papuan black snake and finally the red-bellied or common black snake.

Irukandji syndrome

Irukandji syndrome is a distressing envenoming secondary to the sting of Carukia barnesi and other, as yet unidentified, jellyfish found in coastal waters of tropical Australia.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Spider envenoming

Spider envenoming: In Australia the only two spiders of real importance = Funnel-web and the Red-Back; only these two can cause death or severe systemic illness
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Tick Paralysis

Tick paralysis is a rare life-threatening disorder caused by envenoming from ixodid tick bites. Can cause respiratory paralysis
EBM Gone Wild sea 340

Texmed 2014

Slides from my presentation on Marine Injuries at the annual meeting of the Texas Medical Association. EBM Gone Wild Lectures Spider Bites that aren’t MRSA Fish Poisoning Centipedes, caterpillars and other creepy crawlies Toxmed 2014 Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) TCEP