irukandji syndrome

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irukandji syndrome

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irukandji

TROPICAL MEDICINE

A condition caused by venom from the thumbnail-sized irukandji jellyfishCarukia barnesi–of the Class Cubozoa. Envenomation is rarely fatal, but it hurts like a bitch

Clinical findings Severe headache, backache, muscle pains, chest and abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, sweating, anxiety, hypertension, tachycardia and pulmonary oedema, and a sense of impending doom.

It was named by Hugo Flecker, after the aboriginal Irukandji, who live north of Cairns, Australia, where the stings are common

References http://www.barrierreefaustralia.com/the-great-barrier-reef/irukandji.htm

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irukandji_syndrome

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irukandji syndrome

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