Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Severe cardiac failure associated with presumed jellyfish sting. Irukandji syndrome?

We present a retrospective review of twelve cases of Irukandji syndrome associated with pulmonary oedema. This is a life-threatening envenoming due to a presumed jellyfish sting throughout Northern Australia, although only one case occurred outside North Queensland. Patients presented with significant and ongoing pain, tachycardia and hypertension. Half the patients became hypotensive requiring inotropic support. Cardiac echocardiography revealed significant cardiac dysfunction. Six patients required ventilatory support. There was no death reported due to pulmonary oedema, but one patient died of intracerebral haemorrhage. We believe patients may develop a toxin associated cardiomyopathy, and jellyfish other than Carukia barnesi may be responsible. As there is confusion with nomenclature, Carukia barnesi should be known as the Barnes jellyfish, and the diagnosis of cardiotoxic marine envenoming is suggested for any patient who has been stung by a jellyfish, develops no or minimal skin markings, and develops cardiogenic pulmonary oedema associated with Irukandji syndrome.

Full text links

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Group 7SearchHeart failure treatmentPapersTopicsCollectionsEffects of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Patients With Heart Failure Importance: Only 1 class of glucose-lowering agents-sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors-has been reported to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events primarily by reducingSeptember 1, 2017: JAMA CardiologyAssociations of albuminuria in patients with chronic heart failure: findings in the ALiskiren Observation of heart Failure Treatment study.CONCLUSIONS: Increased UACR is common in patients with heart failure, including non-diabetics. Urinary albumin creatininineJul, 2011: European Journal of Heart FailureRandomized Controlled TrialEffects of Liraglutide on Clinical Stability Among Patients With Advanced Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Randomized Clinical Trial.Review

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Read by QxMD is copyright © 2021 QxMD Software Inc. All rights reserved. By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

You can now claim free CME credits for this literature searchClaim now

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app