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Jellyfish stings: a practical approach
Lakkis, N.A.; Maalouf, G.J.; Mahmassani, D.M. (2015). Jellyfish stings: a practical approach. Wilderness Environ. Med. 26(3): 422-429.
In: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. Elsevier: New York. ISSN 1080-6032; e-ISSN 1545-1534, more
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Author keywords
    jellyfish; medusa; marine stings; marine envenomation; Cnidaria

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  • Lakkis, N.A.
  • Maalouf, G.J.
  • Mahmassani, D.M.

    Jellyfish have a worldwide distribution. Their stings can cause different reactions, ranging from cutaneous, localized, and self-limited to serious systemic or fatal ones, depending on the envenoming species. Several first aid treatments are used to manage such stings but few have evidence behind their use. This review of the literature describes and discusses the different related first aid and treatment recommendations, ending with a summarized practical approach. Further randomized controlled trials in this field are needed.

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