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Aquatic dermatology: encounters with the denizens of the deep (and not so deep) a review. Part I: the invertebrates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23347300     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Aquatic dermatoses encompass a broad spectrum of cutaneous injuries. These injuries may present through contact with invertebrate organisms such as jellyfish, sea urchins, corals, and molluscs. Each organism is equipped with a unique method of causing harm to man, therefore a myriad of presenting signs and symptoms should be recognized in order to initiate treatment. Aquatic injuries are not limited to areas of the world where these species originate. With the advent of rapid world travel and the hobby of home aquariums, dermatologists play a key role in the early diagnosis and treatment of such injuries. The method of injury, including a discussion of organism identification will be presented. Additionally, treatment of injuries caused by aquatic life will follow.
Authors:
Patrick Ottuso
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of dermatology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1365-4632     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243704     Medline TA:  Int J Dermatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2013 The International Society of Dermatology.
Affiliation:
Vero Beach Dermatology, Vero Beach, FL, USA.
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