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Jellyfish envenomation: A chilling toxidrome of seizures and cyanosis – a case report

S Mundkur, S Shashidhara, S Hebbar, A Kumar, S Kanaparthi

Abstract


Jellyfish envenomation is a common incident in coastal areas all over the world. While the majority of reported cases are self-limiting with few lasting complications, a few deadly species can cause life-threatening and debilitating illnesses with a prolonged recovery time. Chrysaora spp. have been known to cause a diverse spectrum of manifestations. We report the case of a 7-year-old boy with jellyfish envenomation presenting with cyanosis, seizures and hypertension not previously described in association with the Chrysaora spp.


Authors' affiliations

S Mundkur, Department of Pediatrics, Women and Child Block, Kasturba Medical College, Madhav Nagar, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India

S Shashidhara, Department of Pediatrics, Women and Child Block, Kasturba Medical College, Madhav Nagar, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India

S Hebbar, Department of Pediatrics, Women and Child Block, Kasturba Medical College, Madhav Nagar, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India

A Kumar, Department of Forensic Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Madhav Nagar, Manipal University, Manipal, India

S Kanaparthi, Department of Pediatrics, Women and Child Block, Kasturba Medical College, Madhav Nagar, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India

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South African Journal of Child Health 2018;12(2):73-75. DOI:10.7196/SAJCH.2018.v12i2.1429

Article History

Date submitted: 2018-06-01
Date published: 2018-06-01

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