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Overview of Marine Bites and Stings

By

Robert A. Barish

, MD, MBA, University of Illinois at Chicago;


Thomas Arnold

, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport

Medically Reviewed Jan 2022 | Modified Sep 2022
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Some marine bites and stings are toxic, such as those inflicted by

All create wounds are at risk of infection with marine organisms, most notably Vibrio species, Aeromonas species, and Mycobacterium marinum.

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