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Vol 66, No 2 (2015)
TROPICAL MEDICINE Case report
Published online: 2015-06-17
Submitted: 2015-06-17
Accepted: 2015-06-17
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A case of severe stinging caused by venomous marine animal, “Portuguese man of war” (Physalia species) in all probability

Piotr Kajfasz
DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2015.0020
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Pubmed: 26119677
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International Maritime Health 2015;66(2):84-86.

open access

Vol 66, No 2 (2015)
TROPICAL MEDICINE Case report
Published online: 2015-06-17
Submitted: 2015-06-17
Accepted: 2015-06-17

Abstract

There are about 150 million jellyfish stings every year. “Portuguese man of war” is responsible for substantial proportion of stings worldwide. The biggest risk from a jellyfish stings may come from incorrect management. A 42-year-old woman was severely stung by venomous marine animal while bathing in waters of the Thai Gulf. It was most likely “Portuguese man of war”. The patient didn’t remember while being rescued. Looking at damages it seems that first aid was incorrect. Inappropriate and delayed management caused disfiguring scars. On the ground of this case, first aid for ”Portuguese man of war” stings is reminded.

Abstract

There are about 150 million jellyfish stings every year. “Portuguese man of war” is responsible for substantial proportion of stings worldwide. The biggest risk from a jellyfish stings may come from incorrect management. A 42-year-old woman was severely stung by venomous marine animal while bathing in waters of the Thai Gulf. It was most likely “Portuguese man of war”. The patient didn’t remember while being rescued. Looking at damages it seems that first aid was incorrect. Inappropriate and delayed management caused disfiguring scars. On the ground of this case, first aid for ”Portuguese man of war” stings is reminded.

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Keywords

“Portuguese man of war”, stings, first aid, management

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Title

A case of severe stinging caused by venomous marine animal, “Portuguese man of war” (Physalia species) in all probability

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 66, No 2 (2015)

Pages

84-86

Published online

2015-06-17

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2015.0020

Pubmed

26119677

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2015;66(2):84-86.

Keywords

“Portuguese man of war”
stings
first aid
management

Authors

Piotr Kajfasz

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