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Environmental dermatology: skin manifestations of injuries caused by invertebrate aquatic animals.

Haddad V - An Bras Dermatol (2013 Jul-Aug)

Bottom Line: Contact between humans and coastal areas has increased in recent decades, which has led to an increase in injuries from aquatic animals.The majority of these present dermatological manifestations, and some of them show typical lesions.The highest percentages of injuries that occur in marine environments are associated with invertebrates such as sea urchins, jellyfish and Portuguese men-of-war (echinoderms and cnidarians).

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Contact between humans and coastal areas has increased in recent decades, which has led to an increase in injuries from aquatic animals. The majority of these present dermatological manifestations, and some of them show typical lesions. The highest percentages of injuries that occur in marine environments are associated with invertebrates such as sea urchins, jellyfish and Portuguese men-of-war (echinoderms and cnidarians). In this review, we discuss the clinical, therapeutic and preventive aspects of injuries caused by marine and freshwater invertebrates, focusing on first aid measures and diagnosis for dermatologists and professionals in coastal areas.

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Rounded or oval plaques and small linear marks indicate envenomation byOlindias sambaquiensis, a common hydrozoan in southeastern andsouthern regions of Brazil (see detail). Photos: João Luiz Costa Cardoso e ÁlvaroMigotto
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f05: Rounded or oval plaques and small linear marks indicate envenomation byOlindias sambaquiensis, a common hydrozoan in southeastern andsouthern regions of Brazil (see detail). Photos: João Luiz Costa Cardoso e ÁlvaroMigotto

Mentions: Contact accompanied by pain and rounded or small tentacle marks, suggests envenomationby Olindias sambaquiensis, a common hydrozoan in the South andSoutheast regions of Brazil, which is constantly associated with serial injuries on ourbeaches, accounting for about 80% of accidents in these regions (Figure 5).12,15,18


Environmental dermatology: skin manifestations of injuries caused by invertebrate aquatic animals.

Haddad V - An Bras Dermatol (2013 Jul-Aug)

Rounded or oval plaques and small linear marks indicate envenomation byOlindias sambaquiensis, a common hydrozoan in southeastern andsouthern regions of Brazil (see detail). Photos: João Luiz Costa Cardoso e ÁlvaroMigotto
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f05: Rounded or oval plaques and small linear marks indicate envenomation byOlindias sambaquiensis, a common hydrozoan in southeastern andsouthern regions of Brazil (see detail). Photos: João Luiz Costa Cardoso e ÁlvaroMigotto
Mentions: Contact accompanied by pain and rounded or small tentacle marks, suggests envenomationby Olindias sambaquiensis, a common hydrozoan in the South andSoutheast regions of Brazil, which is constantly associated with serial injuries on ourbeaches, accounting for about 80% of accidents in these regions (Figure 5).12,15,18

Bottom Line: Contact between humans and coastal areas has increased in recent decades, which has led to an increase in injuries from aquatic animals.The majority of these present dermatological manifestations, and some of them show typical lesions.The highest percentages of injuries that occur in marine environments are associated with invertebrates such as sea urchins, jellyfish and Portuguese men-of-war (echinoderms and cnidarians).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT
Contact between humans and coastal areas has increased in recent decades, which has led to an increase in injuries from aquatic animals. The majority of these present dermatological manifestations, and some of them show typical lesions. The highest percentages of injuries that occur in marine environments are associated with invertebrates such as sea urchins, jellyfish and Portuguese men-of-war (echinoderms and cnidarians). In this review, we discuss the clinical, therapeutic and preventive aspects of injuries caused by marine and freshwater invertebrates, focusing on first aid measures and diagnosis for dermatologists and professionals in coastal areas.

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Related in: MedlinePlus