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Wilderness: Bristleworm Sting (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Consult a doctor about treatment with available medications if bitten or stung by a bristleworm.

Bristleworm Pictures

A bristleworm
A bristleworm Click to view larger image.

Another bristleworm; Note obscured view due to camouflaged dorsum.
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

REFERENCES:

Cristopher Glasby, Tarmo Timm (2008). Global diversity of polychaetes (Polychaeta: Annelida) in freshwater. In E. V. Balian, C. Lé vêque, H. Segers & K. Martens. "Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment". Hydrobiologia 595 (1): 107 - 115.

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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