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What is Box Jellyfish poisoning?

What is Box Jellyfish poisoning?

  • Box Jellyfish poisoning: A sting from the Box jellyfish contains a chemical which is toxic to the nerves, heart and skin. This jellyfish is mainly found in the waters of Northern Queensland in Australia. The tentacles should not be removed from the patient as it can cause further injection of poison.

Box Jellyfish poisoning: Introduction

Types of Box Jellyfish poisoning:

Broader types of Box Jellyfish poisoning:

How serious is Box Jellyfish poisoning?

Complications of Box Jellyfish poisoning: see complications of Box Jellyfish poisoning

What causes Box Jellyfish poisoning?

Causes of Box Jellyfish poisoning: see causes of Box Jellyfish poisoning

What are the symptoms of Box Jellyfish poisoning?

Symptoms of Box Jellyfish poisoning: see symptoms of Box Jellyfish poisoning

Complications of Box Jellyfish poisoning: see complications of Box Jellyfish poisoning

Onset of Box Jellyfish poisoning: symptoms usually occur 6-12 hours after the sting; blistering usually occurs after 6 hours and death of skin tissue at 12-18 hours

Box Jellyfish poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Box Jellyfish poisoning.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Box Jellyfish poisoning: Toxicologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Box Jellyfish poisoning.
Treatments for Box Jellyfish poisoning: see treatments for Box Jellyfish poisoning

Name and Aliases of Box Jellyfish poisoning

Main name of condition: Box Jellyfish poisoning

Other names or spellings for Box Jellyfish poisoning:

Animal poisoning [Sea wasp], Sea wasp poisoning, Box jellyfish envenomation

 

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