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Primary Care Reports – July 1, 2024

July 1, 2024

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  • Non-Marine Envenomations in the United States

    Envenomations can be caused by many different species, both marine and non-marine. The presentation can range from minor skin irritation to anaphylaxis, systemic illness, organ failure, and even death. Knowing which species are endemic to the area, and what the presentations of medically important envenomations will look like, can aid in recognition and timely treatment, especially when the bite or sting was unwitnessed. This article will give an overview of medically important non-marine envenomations in the United States, including their clinical manifestations, treatment, and disposition.