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Venomous animals

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Bites by venomous snakes cause more than 100,000 deaths and many permanent sequelae each year, while scorpion stings kill thousands of children. Hypersensitization to bee, wasp and ant venoms is a common cause of anaphylaxis but mass attacks by African killer bees can kill by direct envenoming. Aquatic venomous animals include sea snakes, stinging fish, jellyfish, corals, cone shells, blue-ringed octopuses and sea urchins. Treatment of severe envenoming by all these groups of animals requires...

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10.1016/j.mpmed.2011.12.001

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Journal:
Medicine
Volume:
40
Issue:
3
Pages:
159-163
Publication date:
2012-03-01
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EISSN:
1365-4357
ISSN:
1357-3039
Source identifiers:
316917
Language:
English
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pubs:316917
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uuid:365f41a5-1137-41d9-8d1e-1524e86e50a7
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2013-02-20

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