Rhabdomyolysis due to jellyfish envenomation in Western Australian waters

Anthony C Rengel, Sue Davel, Sarah O’Connor and Nicholas Medcraft
Med J Aust 2022; 216 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51478
Published online: 2 May 2022


  • 1 Joondalup Health Campus, Perth, WA
  • 2 University of Western Australia, Perth, WA


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