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Envenomation Caused by Weever Fish

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Author(s): Mehmet ERYILMAZ | Murat DURUSU | M. Öner MENTEŞ | Taner YİĞİT | Nazif ZEYBEK | Köksal ÖNER

Journal: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
ISSN 1304-7361

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 142;
Date: 2006;

Keywords: Envenomation | trauma | weever fish.

ABSTRACT
Marine animals use toxins which they produce for hunting and self-defense. These toxins can cause morbidity and rarely, mortality in humans. In our manuscript, we aimed to review envenomation and injury caused by weever fish (Trachinidae) in Turkey and to delineate principles of approaching these patients. We present the case of one patient who was evaluated in the emergency department as a result of a probable weever fish envenomation.
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