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An outbreak of Portuguese man-of-war (Physalia physalis - Linnaeus, 1758) envenoming in Southeastern Brazil

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Autor(es): Haddad Junior, Vidal [1] ; Virga, Rossana [2] ; Bechara, Adriano [3] ; da Silveira, Fabio Lang [4] ; Morandini, Andre Carrara [4]
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] UNESP, FMB, Dept Dermatol Radioterapia, BR-1861800 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[2] Aquario Guaruja, Guaruja, SP - Brazil
[3] Secretaria Saude, Praia Grande, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical; v. 46, n. 5, p. 641-644, SEP-OCT 2013.
Citações Web of Science: 7
Resumo

Introduction: Portuguese man-of-war, Physalia physalis (Linnaeus, 1758), are cnidarians capable of discharging intracellular organelles filled with venom, resulting in severe envenomation in humans. Methods: We report the clinical and therapeutic aspects of 331 accidents involving Portuguese man-of-war in an outbreak on the coast of the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Results: The clinical manifestations of envenomation were rare and mild and mostly local, systemic reactions; there was a low rate of late complications. Conclusions: The consequences of envenomation were of moderate severity, and first aid measures were effective in controlling the pain. Outbreaks of accidents involving Portuguese man-of-war occur periodically in the area without a clear explanation. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 10/50174-7 - Sistemática, ciclo de vida e padrões reprodutivos de medusas (Cnidaria: Medusozoa: Cubozoa e Scyphozoa) na Baixada Santista (São Paulo, Brasil): biodiversidade marinha
Beneficiário:André Carrara Morandini
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOTA - Regular