'The fire coral' (Millepora dichotoma) as a cause of burns: A case report

A. Sagi, L. Rosenberg, P. Ben-Meir, D. J. Hauben

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Abstract

A case of a full skin thickness burn after contact with a Hydrozoa, Millepora dichotoma, is described. The poison secreted by specialized cells on the spines of this marine animal is a strong local irritant. Deep burns due to this agent do not appear to have been described before.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-326
Number of pages2
JournalBurns
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1987

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