Sublingual glyceryl trinitrate as prehospital treatment for hypertension in Irukandji syndrome.

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TO THE EDITOR: The Irukandji syndrome can cause severe hypertension (over 220/110 mmHg)1 and has caused two fatalities from cerebrovascular haemorrhage.2 There is no first aid treatment for the severe pain or hypertension, so developing an effective prehospital treatment is a priority. The venom from the jellyfish that causes Irukandji syndrome (Carukia… (More)

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