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Fatal envenomation by jellyfish causing Irukandji syndrome

Paul M Bailey
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (3): 139-140.
Published online: 3 February 2003

To the Editor: Interpretation of the report describing the first death attributed to the Irukandji syndrome should be tempered by the fact that significant unstated assumptions have been made in attributing the cause of death to a jellyfish.1 While envenomation by a jellyfish remains the likely diagnostic possibility, no evidence is presented that unequivocally confirms a jellyfish as the lethal agent.

  • Paul M Bailey


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