Korean J Dermatol.  2005 Jun;43(6):863-865.

A Case of Sea Anemone Dermatitis

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kcs6304@hotmail.com

Abstract

Sea anemone dermatitis, caused by the toxin of sea anemones (member of phylum Cnidaria), is characterized by erythematous papules, wheals, or vesicles, accompanied by pain and itching. A 25-year old woman presented with multiple erythematous papules on her right forearm, after contact with a sea anemone while scuba diving. She took both courses of an acute toxic reaction and a delayed allergic reaction.

Keyword

Sea anemone dermatitis; Cnidaria

MeSH Terms

Adult
Cnidaria
Dermatitis*
Diving
Female
Forearm
Humans
Hypersensitivity
Pruritus
Sea Anemones*
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