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Wilderness: Sea Urchin Puncture (cont.)

Sea Urchin Puncture Symptoms

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  • A puncture injury from a sea urchin can cause swelling and redness around the area, which may lead to severe pain and infection.
  • Multiple deep puncture wounds may cause fatigue, weakness, muscle aches, shock, paralysis, and respiratory failure. Death may occur.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/20/2014

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