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.
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.
Zeff Koutsogiannis explains the management of snakebite, spider bite and marine envenomation for the fellowship exam.
Case-based question-and-answers on a near fatal box jellyfish sting. Can you save the day?
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.
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.