November 8, 2014
ISSN: 1365-4632 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23414151
Bites and Stings/*complications/etiology
Toxins, Biological/*adverse effects/pharmacology
Wounds and Injuries/*complications/etiology
Abstract: Numerous aquatic vertebrate species are known to cause cutaneous injury. While many of the injuries occur in regions that harbor such organisms, with the ability of people to travel long distances in short periods of time, these injuries may be seen worldwide. Also, with the increasing tendency of people to keep home aquariums, these injuries may occur anywhere. The majority of such injuries are minor and most go unreported. Some, however may be associated with morbidity and loss of life. Along with such injuries comes the potential for infection by bacteria, algae, or fungi. Some of these organisms are ubiquitous, others are specific to the aquatic environment. Toxins may be transferred from the offending organisms into the wound. Interestingly, some of these same toxins may be beneficial to treating some disease states in man.
Notes: Ottuso, Patrick
Int J Dermatol. 2013 Mar;52(3):268-78; quiz 277-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2011.05426.x.
Author Address: Vero Beach Dermatology, Vero Beach, FL 32960, USA. email@example.com
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4525Author: Ottuso, P.
Title: Aquatic dermatology: encounters with the denizens of the deep (and not so deep) a review. Part I: the invertebrates
Journal: Int J Dermatol
Short Title: Aquatic dermatology: encounters with the denizens of the deep (and not so deep) a review. Part I: the invertebrates