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  • [A recrute with blisters on the cheek]. [Journal Article]
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2019; 163Bronkhorst MWGA, Pull Ter Gunne AF
  • A 37-year-old recrute in the Royal Dutch Army developed blisters on the right cheek approximately 30 minutes after a boot camp exercise in the mangroves of the island of Curaçao. This bullous dermatitis was caused by direct contact with sap from the bark of the manzanilla tree (Hippomane mancinella). As a member of the family Euphorbiaceae, all parts of this tree are highly toxic. Even rain drops…
  • Manchineel dermatitis in North American students in the Caribbean. [Case Reports]
    J Travel Med 2011 Nov-Dec; 18(6):422-4Blue LM, Sailing C, … Johnson ES
  • We report an outbreak of Manchineel dermatitis and ophthalmitis in four students from North America who visited the island of Bequia, West Indies. The exposure resulted from taking shelter during a rain storm under a Manchineel tree. Manchineel exposure and ingestion can lead to severe and even fatal disease.
  • Causes of eye burns in children. [Review]
    Pediatr Emerg Care 2011; 27(2):151-6Ratnapalan S, Das L
  • CONCLUSIONS: This article shows that children experience eye burns due to many preventable causes. Public education strategies should be implemented to prevent eye burns in children.
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