Sea Urchin Stings

In general, it is not difficult to make a diagnosis, because the history is quite typical. A blue discoloration of the skin at the point of entry is often helpful to locate the sting. With an X-ray examination, the spikes can be located if they are not found in the investigation.

Sea urchins are found throughout the world. Sea urchin most injuries are caused by the fact that cancel the spines, when you step on a sea urchin, and remain in the skin, where they can lead to local tissue reactions. Without treatment, these spines can migrate to deeper tissue sections, where they cause a nodular granulomatous lesion or can be urged against bone or nerves. Joint and muscle pain and dermatitis are the result. Some urchins such. B. the Globiferous pedicellariae, poison organs in the form of kalkverstärkten pliers jaws that can penetrate the human skin. However, injuries caused by these animals are rare. In general, it is not difficult to make a diagnosis, because the history is quite typical. A blue discoloration of the skin at the point of entry is often helpful to locate the sting. With an X-ray examination, the spikes can be located if they are not found in the investigation. Sea Urchin Image courtesy of Thomas Arnold, M.D. var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/sea_urchin_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/sea_urchin_high_de.jpg?la = en & thn = 0 ‘, title:’ urchins ‘description:’ u003Ca id = “v37898190 ” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003eSeeigel are covered with long sharp spines. The sharp spines easily penetrate human skin u003c / p u003e u003c / div u003e ‘credits’. Image courtesy of Thomas Arnold

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