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Wild platypus attack in the antipodes. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8014539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The platypus (ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a furry duck-billed mammal that inhabits the waterways of eastern Australia. The male may reach 60 cm in length with a 20 cm beaver-like tail. We report the case of an American naturalist stung whilst trying to study the male in the wild. This resulted in an intense local reaction. Warning signs should therefore be erected at air and sea ports warning tourists of the dangers of these venomous Australians.
M A Tonkin; J Negrine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0266-7681     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Br     Publication Date:  1994 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-07-28     Completed Date:  1994-07-28     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403839     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Br     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  162-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Hand Surgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Bites and Stings* / physiopathology
Hand Injuries* / physiopathology
New South Wales
Platypus* / anatomy & histology
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