Wilderness: Bristleworm Sting (cont.)
When to Seek Medical Care
Consult a doctor about treatment with available medications if bitten or stung by a bristleworm.
A bristleworm Click to view larger image.
Another bristleworm; Note obscured view due to camouflaged dorsum. Click to view larger image.
Medically reviewed by Martin E. Zipser, MD; American Board of Surgery
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Briggs, D.E.G.; Kear, A.J. (1993). "Decay and preservation of polychaetes; taphonomic thresholds in soft-bodied organisms." Paleobiology 19 (1): 107 - 135.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/26/2015
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