Stingray injury

J Accid Emerg Med. 1996 May;13(3):224-5. doi: 10.1136/emj.13.3.224.


A case of stingray injury is reported. Local symptoms and signs include intense pain, oedema around the wound, erythema and petechiae. Systemic symptoms and signs include nausea and vomiting, muscle cramps, diaphoresis, syncope, headache, muscle fasciculations, and cardiac arrhythmias. Treatment aims to reverse local and systemic effects of the venom, alleviate pain, and prevent infection. Antitetanus prophylaxis is important. Treatment for anaphylaxis may be necessary.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bites and Stings* / physiopathology
  • Bites and Stings* / therapy
  • Fish Venoms / adverse effects*
  • Fishes, Poisonous*
  • Humans
  • Leg Injuries / etiology*
  • Leg Injuries / physiopathology
  • Leg Injuries / therapy
  • Male
  • Wound Healing


  • Fish Venoms