Volume 2000, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


A 15-year-old girl sustained a jelly fish sting to her left hand and subsequently developed acute vascular insuffi-ciency of the left index and middle fingers with a threat of distal gangrene.

Jelly fish venoms are complex mixtures of polypeptides and enzymes pathogenic to man by means of their anti-genic properties. Fatal reactions can be caused by hy-persensitivity of the toxins on the heart, respiratory center or kidneys. Local or generalized skin eruption, exagger-ated local oedema, local fat atrophy and pigmentary changes are also features of the jelly fish sting. A direct neurotoxic effect of the jelly fish venom on big nerves as radial, median and ulnar nerve palsies has been reported by Peel.


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