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Poisonous fish stings on the coast of Malaga, Spain: summertime incidence = Incidencia de picaduras de peces venenosos en la costa de Málaga, España, durante la época estival
Portillo Strempel, A.; Herrera Ceballos, E.; Portillo Strempel, J. (2009). Poisonous fish stings on the coast of Malaga, Spain: summertime incidence = Incidencia de picaduras de peces venenosos en la costa de Málaga, España, durante la época estival. Emergencias (St. Vicenç dels Horts) 21(1): 32-35
In: Emergencias. Edimer: Madrid. ISSN 1137-6821, more
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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Ichthyotoxism. Stings, poisonous fish. Incidence

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  • Portillo Strempel, A.
  • Herrera Ceballos, E.
  • Portillo Strempel, J.

Abstract
    Objective: To estimate the incidence of poisonous fish stings on the coast of the province of Malaga. Material and methods: Data were collected from case records and by surveying the staff at emergency rooms and other public and private health care facilities during the summers of 1998 through 2000. Descriptive statistics were compiled for the middle portion of that period, the summer of 1999. Results: Fifteen fish stings per 100 000 population were estimated to have been treated at emergency services. The incidence was higher in the eastern portion of the province. Conclusion: The risk of fish stings is not negligible and, given the severity of some lesions, this type of poisoning warrants consideration when summertime emergency health care services are being planned for coastal areas.

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