Catfish spine envenomation: A case report and literature review

Andra L. Blomkalns, Edward J. Otten

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Abstract

Catfish spine envenomations are common injuries, reported in both freshwater and saltwater. Such injuries are complex puncture wounds, often complicated by severe infection. Signs and symptoms range from simple local pain and bleeding to systemic manifestations with hemodynamic compromise. Care and treatment involve aggressive pain management, judicious wound cleansing, prophylactic antibiotics, and close follow-up. A case of catfish spine envenomation from a freshwater catfish is presented here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-246
Number of pages5
JournalWilderness and Environmental Medicine
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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Catfishes
Spine
Wounds and Injuries
Fresh Water
Pain Management
Punctures
Signs and Symptoms
Hemodynamics
Hemorrhage
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Pain
Infection
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Aridae
  • Catfish
  • Envenomation
  • Freshwater
  • Ictaluridae
  • Saltwater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Catfish spine envenomation : A case report and literature review. / Blomkalns, Andra L.; Otten, Edward J.

In: Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 4, 01.01.1999, p. 242-246.

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Blomkalns, Andra L. ; Otten, Edward J. / Catfish spine envenomation : A case report and literature review. In: Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 1999 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 242-246.
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