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Survival after severe envenomation by the blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena maculosa)

D G Walker
Medical Journal of Australia 1983 December 10, 2 (12): 663-5
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I report two cases of life-endangering respiratory failure after envenomation by a blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena maculosa). Early and efficient support of respiratory function is vital in such cases. Cardiac asystole occurred in one patient. Both patients recovered completely after the vigorous application of routine resuscitation techniques.

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