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Wilderness: Blue-Ringed Octopus Bite (cont.)

Blue-Ringed Octopus Pictures

Blue-ringed octopus. Click to view larger image

Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery

REFERENCE:

Auerbach, P. Wilderness Medicine. Chapter 81. 6th ed. United States: Mosby, 2011.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/22/2014
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