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A fatal attack on a child by a black caiman (Melanosuchus niger)
We describe a fatal attack by a black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) on an 11-year-old child with comments on the reptile's aggression mechanisms and the conditions under which this kind of incident takes place in the Amazon ...
A case of Tinea nigra associated to a bite from a European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus, Leporidae): the role of dermoscopy in diagnosis
(Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia, 2014-01-01)
We report a case of Tinea nigra in an adolescent living in Itapema, Santa Catarina, Brazil, who presented a hyperchromic macule on the palm of the left hand, close to another erythematous macule caused by a rabbit bite. ...
Anaphylactic reaction/angioedema associated with jellyfish sting
(Soc Brasileira Medicina Tropical, 2018-01-01)
The most frequent jellyfish in Southern Brazil causes mainly local pain and skin plaques. A 3-year-old female bather presented an erythematous, irregular plaque on the left forearm after contact with a jellyfish and intense ...
Allergy to hematophagous arthropod bites
Allergies to hematophagous arthropod bites are inflammatory reactivity to arthropod salivary components. They vary in intensity and quality dependent upon the arthropod specie and the individual immune response to specific ...
Marine catfish sting causing fatal heart perforation in a fisherman
Many marine catfish have serrated bony stings (spines), which are used in defense against predators, on the dorsal and pectoral fins. While catfish-induced injuries are generally characterized by the pain associated with ...
A snakebite caused by a bushmaster (Lachesis muta): report of a confirmed case in State of Pernambuco, Brazil
(Soc Brasileira Medicina Tropical, 2015-09-01)
We report a case of envenomation caused by a bushmaster (Lachesis muta) in a male child in State of Pernambuco, Brazil. The victim showed discrete local manifestations, but presented altered blood coagulation 2 hours after ...