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  • [Partial finger amputation after weever sting and second-degree burn]. [Case Reports]
    Ugeskr Laeger 2017; 179(27)Josiassen M, Partoft S, … Astrup J
  • The greater weever (Trachinus draco) is the only venomous fish in Denmark, and if stung by the weever the venom may cause symptoms such as pain, headache, nausea, dizziness and in severe cases systemic allergic reaction or tissue necrosis. The venom is heat-labile and should therefore be treated with warm water to the afflicted area. We report a case of a patient who was stung in the second finge…
  • [Poisoning with weever fish venom: a case report]. [Case Reports]
    Przegl Lek 2009; 66(8):464-5Łopaciński B, Bak M, … Krakowiak A
  • Poland's access to the EU causes that there is the risk of poisoning from sources outside Poland. This is confirmed by the case reported below. The Weeverfish Trachinus draco lives in the coastal waters of West Africa and Europe (including those of the Mediterranean Sea) and belongs to the most poisonous fish species. The venom of Trachinus draco contains proteins that cause cellular membrane dep…
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