Medical Emergencies Caused by Aquatic Animals

A Zoological and Clinical Guide

  • Vidal Haddad Jr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Vidal Haddad Jr.
    Pages 1-4
  3. Vidal Haddad Jr.
    Pages 5-34
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 107-112

About this book


The present book is intended as a reference guide for emergency and ambulatory care medicine, providing essential information on the most important problems and incidents caused by venomous, poisoning and traumatic marine and freshwater animals. Indeed, though emergencies caused by aquatic animals are becoming increasingly common, there are few reference books devoted to providing medical guidance on them. The book includes a wealth of original images of injuries caused by aquatic animals, while the text covers the current state knowledge on the subject, including the identification of the animals, the clinical aspects of the envenomation/poisonings/injuries, first aid and emergency care, main treatment alternatives and a typical case representing each group of animals. Chapters are organized according to zoological groups: Marine and Freshwater Invertebrates (Porifera, Cnidarians, Annelida, Mollusks, Echinodermata) and Marine and Freshwater Vertebrates (Fish and Reptiles). Medical Emergencies Caused By Aquatic Animals: A Zoological and Clinical Guide is intended for students and professionals in Medicine (Dermatology, Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Emergency Medicine) and the Biological Sciences (Zoology and Ecology), as well as to practicing professionals working in coastal or freshwater areas.


Aquatic animals Poisoning Trauma Urgency medicine Venomous animals Venomous Venom Poison Envenomation Aquatic Marine

Authors and affiliations

  • Vidal Haddad Jr
    • 1
  1. 1.Botucatu School of MedicineUniversidade Estadual PaulistaBotucatuBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20287-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20288-4
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