Marine catfish sting causing fatal heart perforation in a fisherman

dc.contributor.authorHaddad Júnior, Vidal [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorDe Souza, Reinaldo Alves
dc.contributor.authorAuerbach, Paul S.
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.contributor.institutionScientific Police of São Paulo State
dc.contributor.institutionStanford University School of Medicine
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-27T11:23:34Z
dc.date.available2014-05-27T11:23:34Z
dc.date.issued2008-06-19
dc.description.abstractMany marine catfish have serrated bony stings (spines), which are used in defense against predators, on the dorsal and pectoral fins. While catfish-induced injuries are generally characterized by the pain associated with envenomation, the stings in some species are sufficiently long and sharp to cause severe penetrating trauma. Most injuries are to the hands of victims, commonly fishermen. We report the death of a fisherman caused by myocardial perforation from a catfish sting. To our knowledge, this is the first such description in the medical literature.en
dc.description.affiliationDepartment of Dermatology Botucatu Medical School and Vital Brazil Hospital Butantan Institute, São Paulo State
dc.description.affiliationScientific Police of São Paulo State, São Paulo State
dc.description.affiliationStanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
dc.description.affiliationFaculdade de Medicina de Botucatu (Universidade Estadual Paulista), Caixa Postal 557, 18618-000 Botucatu, São Paulo State
dc.description.affiliationUnespDepartment of Dermatology Botucatu Medical School and Vital Brazil Hospital Butantan Institute, São Paulo State
dc.description.affiliationUnespFaculdade de Medicina de Botucatu (Universidade Estadual Paulista), Caixa Postal 557, 18618-000 Botucatu, São Paulo State
dc.format.extent114-118
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1580/07-WEME-CR-1182.1
dc.identifier.citationWilderness and Environmental Medicine, v. 19, n. 2, p. 114-118, 2008.
dc.identifier.doi10.1580/07-WEME-CR-1182.1
dc.identifier.issn1080-6032
dc.identifier.lattes7385129302501798
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-45149103201
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11449/70440
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000256509600007
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofWilderness and Environmental Medicine
dc.relation.ispartofjcr1.161
dc.relation.ispartofsjr0,369
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectAriidae
dc.subjectHazardous marine life
dc.subjectMarine catfish
dc.subjectsurface water
dc.subjectadult
dc.subjectagitation
dc.subjectautopsy
dc.subjectbite
dc.subjectcase report
dc.subjectcatfish
dc.subjectcause of death
dc.subjectcritical illness
dc.subjectfisherman
dc.subjectheart muscle injury
dc.subjecthematothorax
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectmarine environment
dc.subjectmyocardial perforation
dc.subjectphysical examination
dc.subjectthorax penetrating trauma
dc.subjectwater immersion
dc.subjectwound
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAnimals
dc.subjectBites and Stings
dc.subjectCatfishes
dc.subjectFatal Outcome
dc.subjectHeart Injuries
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMale
dc.titleMarine catfish sting causing fatal heart perforation in a fishermanen
dc.typeArtigo
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unesp.author.lattes7385129302501798
unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Faculdade de Medicina, Botucatupt
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