May 2017 Tropical Grove


A case report on Chironex sp (box jellyfish) envenomation and literature review on the appropriate management

A case report on Chironex sp (box jellyfish) envenomation and literature review on the appropriate management

Luella Joy A. Escueta, MD, DPDS and Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS

A jellyfish is a marine animal with a round body and tentacles which belong to the phylum Cnidaria. It is equipped with a nematocyst, a harpoon-like structure which functions to sting its prey. The nematocyst injects a complex mixture of toxins, which are associated with neurologic, cardiac and cutaneous repercussions.