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Wilderness: Blue-Ringed Octopus Bite (cont.)

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blue-ringed octopus,pufferfish poisoning, poison, venom, tetrodotoxin, ventilation

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Author: Scott D Fell, DO, FAAEM, Medical Director, Emergency Department , Venice Regional Medical Center

Editor: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD


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

Last Editorial Review: 8/2/2012

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