Clinical effects of stings by sponges of the genus Tedania and a review of sponge stings worldwide

Isbister, GK and Hooper, JNA (2005) Clinical effects of stings by sponges of the genus Tedania and a review of sponge stings worldwide. Toxicon, 46 7: 782-785. doi:10.1016/j.toxicon.2005.08.009


Author Isbister, GK
Hooper, JNA
Title Clinical effects of stings by sponges of the genus Tedania and a review of sponge stings worldwide
Journal name Toxicon   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0041-0101
Publication date 2005-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.toxicon.2005.08.009
Volume 46
Issue 7
Start page 782
End page 785
Total pages 4
Editor Alan Harvey
G E Russell
Gerhard G Habermehl
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
270504 Invertebrate Biology
770303 Control of pests and exotic species
Abstract Contact with sponges (Phylum Porifera) usually results in minimal effects or abrasions, except for species that produce crinitoxins and can cause irritation and dermatitis. There are few reports of sponge stings, mainly in divers or collectors. We report a group of sponge stings from handling flame red/orange sponges on the beach, confirmed to be Tedania anhelans in five cases. All seven patients suffered immediate effects ranging from mild to severe pain, and local inflammation. A 38-year-old female and three children had delayed skin involvement including itchiness, pain, swelling and redness. Blistering and desquamation occurred in the female adult and limited desquamation in one child. Similar delayed effects have been reported in Tedania spp. stings previously. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Toxicology
Sponge Sting
Dermatitis
Envenoming
Marine
Tedania
Neofibularia-mordens
Irritation
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: 2006 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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