|Marine envenomations. Part 2 - Other marine envenomations|
Nimorakiotakis, B.; Winkel, K.D. (2002). Marine envenomations. Part 2 - Other marine envenomations. Aust. Fam. Physician 31(12): 975-979
In: Australian Family Physician. Royal Australian College of General Practitioners: South Melbourne. ISSN 0300-8495, more
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- Nimorakiotakis, B.
- Winkel, K.D.
BACKGROUND Australian waters contain a variety of venomous creatures, including jellyfish, stinging fish, blue-ringed octopus, sea snakes, cone snails and stingrays. OBJECTIVE Part 2 of this article focusses on common marine envenomations other than jellyfish stings. DISCUSSION Even though mortality from these envenomations is low, there is a high level of morbidity especially with stonefish and other stinging fish envenomations. Some envenomations, however, are serious enough to require antivenom treatment and deaths still occasionally occur.