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What is Blue-ringed octopus poisoning?

What is Blue-ringed octopus poisoning?

  • Blue-ringed octopus poisoning: The blue-ringed octopus is found in shallow Australian ocean water and can deliver venomous, potentially fatal bite. The poison is present in the saliva of the octopus. The venom affects the neuromuscular system.

Blue-ringed octopus poisoning: Introduction

Types of Blue-ringed octopus poisoning:

Broader types of Blue-ringed octopus poisoning:

How serious is Blue-ringed octopus poisoning?

Prognosis of Blue-ringed octopus poisoning: With breathing support, most patients recover fully. Symptoms gradually abate after a day or so.
Complications of Blue-ringed octopus poisoning: see complications of Blue-ringed octopus poisoning

What causes Blue-ringed octopus poisoning?

Causes of Blue-ringed octopus poisoning: see causes of Blue-ringed octopus poisoning

What are the symptoms of Blue-ringed octopus poisoning?

Symptoms of Blue-ringed octopus poisoning: see symptoms of Blue-ringed octopus poisoning

Complications of Blue-ringed octopus poisoning: see complications of Blue-ringed octopus poisoning

Onset of Blue-ringed octopus poisoning: paralysis and respiratory arrest can occur within a few minutes of envenomation

Blue-ringed octopus poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Blue-ringed octopus poisoning.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Blue-ringed octopus poisoning: Toxicologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Blue-ringed octopus poisoning.
Treatments for Blue-ringed octopus poisoning: see treatments for Blue-ringed octopus poisoning

Name and Aliases of Blue-ringed octopus poisoning

Main name of condition: Blue-ringed octopus poisoning

Other names or spellings for Blue-ringed octopus poisoning:

Animal poisoning [Blue-ringed octopus], Blue-ringed octopus envenomation

 

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