Tag Marine envenoming

Blue Bottle Jellyfish

The bluebottle jellyfish is responsible for thousands of stings on Australian beaches each year. Clinical features include intense local pain and dermal erythema. Hot water immersion provides safe symptomatic relief. Unlike Physalia stings in other parts of the world, major systemic envenoming does not occur.
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Stingray envenoming

While riding in a boat off the North Queensland coast a 12 year-old boy was struck by a large fish that had catapulted itself out of the water.
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Lionfish envenoming

Clinical case of a man being stung on the distal palmar surface of his right index finger by his lionfish (Pterois volitans) while cleaning his aquarium.