'The fire coral' (Millepora dichotoma) as a cause of burns: a case report.

@article{Sagi1987TheFC,
  title={'The fire coral' (Millepora dichotoma) as a cause of burns: a case report.},
  author={Amir Sagi and Laura E Rosenberg and P. Ben-Meir and Daniel J. Hauben},
  journal={Burns, including thermal injury},
  year={1987},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={325-6}
}
A case of a full skin thickness burn after contact with a Hydrozoa, Millepora dichotoma, is described. The poison secreted by specialized cells on the spines of this marine animal is a strong local irritant. Deep burns due to this agent do not appear to have been described before.