Severe dyspnea due to jellyfish envenomation

Michael Armoni, Melly Ohali, Emile Hay, Haim Bibi

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Abstract

During the summer, jellyfish stings are the most common envenomation situations encountered by humans in the marine environment. The more people swim, scuba dive, or snorkel, the more necessary it is to know what should be done immediately, how life can be saved, how to prevent early and late complications, and how to facilitate convalescence in the event of jellyfish envenomation. We describe an atypical case of a 14-year-old boy with severe dyspnea due to upper airway obstruction caused by a jellyfish sting to the face and outline a practical approach to the treatment of jellyfish stings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-86
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dyspnea
  • Jellyfish envenomation
  • Nematocyst

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