A year's experience of Irukandji envenomation in far north Queensland

@article{Little1998AYE,
  title={A year's experience of Irukandji envenomation in far north Queensland},
  author={Mark Little and Richard F Mulcahy},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  year={1998},
  volume={169}
}
Envenomation by the Irukandji jellyfish (Carukia barnesi) can result in an array of systemic symptoms known as Irukandji syndrome. In 1996, 62 people presented to Cairns emergency departments with Irukandji envenomation: 57 developed systemic symptoms, and 38 required parenteral narcotics. All patients were discharged home within 24.5 hours, except for two who required high‐dependence care for pulmonary oedema. Patients were more likely to be stung on hotter days, with lower‐than‐average… 

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