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Stingray envenomation in a returning traveller: a complicated disease course


We report the case of a returning traveller, a woman in her early 20s, who presents with chronic inflammation and infection of her left foot following a stingray strike. Surgery was performed to remove foreign material a remarkable 9 months after the initial injury. The case highlights the importance of the initial assessment and early management of stingray attacks and illustrates the potential need for exploration and debridement of problematic stingray wounds.

  • trauma
  • poisoning
  • prehospital
  • travel medicine
  • orthopaedic and trauma surgery
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