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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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Excoriated papules in areas covered by swimsuits are typical of seabather’seruption. In detail: Linuche unguiculata, the thimble jellyfish,whose larvae and adult forms cause the dermatitis. Photos: João Luiz Costa Cardosoand Álvaro Migotto
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f06: Excoriated papules in areas covered by swimsuits are typical of seabather’seruption. In detail: Linuche unguiculata, the thimble jellyfish,whose larvae and adult forms cause the dermatitis. Photos: João Luiz Costa Cardosoand Álvaro Migotto

Mentions: The larvae of the jellyfish Linuche unguiculata, a small scyphomedusa,were involved in the genesis of the seabather's eruption, a pruritic erythematouspapular eruption that develops in areas covered by swimsuits (Figure 6). This dermatitis was first described in Brazilian bathersin Ubatuba (São Paulo State).19Recently, new cases have been reported on the coast, especially in the South of thecountry, suggesting that the disease is far more common than previouslythought.20,21


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

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

Excoriated papules in areas covered by swimsuits are typical of seabather’seruption. In detail: Linuche unguiculata, the thimble jellyfish,whose larvae and adult forms cause the dermatitis. Photos: João Luiz Costa Cardosoand Álvaro Migotto
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f06: Excoriated papules in areas covered by swimsuits are typical of seabather’seruption. In detail: Linuche unguiculata, the thimble jellyfish,whose larvae and adult forms cause the dermatitis. Photos: João Luiz Costa Cardosoand Álvaro Migotto
Mentions: The larvae of the jellyfish Linuche unguiculata, a small scyphomedusa,were involved in the genesis of the seabather's eruption, a pruritic erythematouspapular eruption that develops in areas covered by swimsuits (Figure 6). This dermatitis was first described in Brazilian bathersin Ubatuba (São Paulo State).19Recently, new cases have been reported on the coast, especially in the South of thecountry, suggesting that the disease is far more common than previouslythought.20,21

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