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Envenimations marines vues en consultation post-voyage à la Pitié Salpêtrière entre 2008 et 2013

Abstract : Introduction: Nowadays, travels and aquatic leisures are increasing, and so is the risk of marine envenomation. Methods: Cases were defined as returning travellers consulting between 2008 and 2013 at the Pitié Salpêtrière hospital, based on the GeoSentinel database. Results: 37 patients were studied: 11 cases of marine envenomation by corals, 10 by stonefish, 8 by jellyfish, 2 by weever fish, 2 by starfish, 2 by stingray, one by lionfish, one by sea anemone. The most frequent travel destination was South East Asia in 10 cases, and East of Africa’s islands in 7 cases. Median time between envenomation and consultation was 9 days (2 to 130 days). Sex ratio was balanced with 18 men and 19 women. Median age was 42 years (25 to 68). Median stay duration was 14 days (6 to 62 days). Purpose of travel was tourism in all cases. The characteristics of each type of envenomation are described. Conclusion: Studying the range of marine envenomations in returning travellers has permitted to define the most frequent envenomations and to point out the clinical characteristics some time after the injury.
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Aurélia Henn. Envenimations marines vues en consultation post-voyage à la Pitié Salpêtrière entre 2008 et 2013. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2014. ⟨dumas-01115408⟩

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