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Identification and Management of Marine Envenomations in Pediatric Patients

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  • The pediatric population is at higher risk for serious reactions to marine envenomations.
  • Prompt expert consultation with a toxicologist or Poison Control services is recommended to prevent morbidity and mortality.
  • See Table 1 and Table 2 for the presentation of common and life-threatening marine envenomations.
  • Basic laboratory evaluation (complete blood cell count and comprehensive metabolic panel) should be obtained for cases with systemic symptoms. For sea snake bites, also include creatine kinase and coagulation studies.
  • If there is concern for a retained foreign body, x-ray or ultrasound are initial imaging choices. If the results of those tests are negative and clinical suspicion of foreign body is high, a computed tomography scan or magnetic resonance imaging should be obtained.

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Authors

Meghan B. Spyres, MD; Jeff Lapoint, DO

Peer Reviewed By

Chris Pitotti, MD, FACEP; Mark Waltzman, MD

Publication Date

April 2, 2020

CME Expiration Date

April 3, 2023

CME Credits

4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 4 ACEP Category I Credits, 4 AAP Prescribed Credits, 4 AOA Category 2-A or 2-B Credits.

Pub Med ID: 32192283

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