Magnesium infusion to treat Irukandji syndrome

Michael A Corkeron
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05263.x
Published online: 21 April 2003

To the Editor: This is the first report of the use of magnesium sulfate to treat Irukandji syndrome.


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