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Wilderness: Scorpionfish, Lionfish, and Stonefish (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care for Envenomation

All cases of scorpionfish, lionfish, and stonefish poisoning require medical attention to ensure no foreign material remains in the wound and to provide symptomatic care as needed.

Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care

REFERENCE:

MedscapeReference.com. Lionfish and Stonefish Envenomation.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/20/2017
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