By Prof. Gianni Angelini M.D., Dr. Domenico Bonamonte M.D. (auth.)

Skin ailments brought on by aquatic organisms are regularly at the bring up because of the good variety of those who now converge at the hydrosphere for vacation trips, activities actions. Aquatic dermis illnesses are not any longer just a seasonal ailment yet may be saw at any interval, because of the vacationer growth selling aquatic holidaymaking all year long. This ebook goals to give a contribution to the information of a few aquatic animals that experience in simple terms built a toxic gear to guard themselves and adapt to their atmosphere, in addition to of some of the scientific images precipitated through varied pathogenic mechanisms. along with the afflictions brought on by biotoxins, pores and skin reactions to microscopic organisms found in seawater, freshwater, pools and aquariums are defined, including a few non-biotic types brought on through direct touch with salt and freshwater. a greater wisdom of the aquatic setting might help humans to get pleasure from this enchanting habitat at lesser risk.

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26. Erythematobullous reaction to sea anemone on a typical site. 4). Local reactions are most commonly toxic, and in our experience generally present with much more marked symptoms than those due to local reactions to jellyfish. First of all because the lesions are much more extensive, assuming very bizarre pathognomic pictures, notably elegant arabesque-like stripes. Morphologically, in addition to the erythemato-oedematous aspect, the lesions are more often vesicular or blistering (Figs. 28. Erythemato-oedemato-vesicular reaction with multiple foci on typical sites.

Among the other Mediterranean jellyfish, Rhizostoma pulmo can sometimes cause dermatitis [38], while it is not known whether Aurelia aurita (the "moon jelly"), one of the most beautiful jellyfish with a transparent blue body about 25 cm in diameter, is dermotoxic. It is thought to be innocuous but contact can induce a burning sensation that lasts a few minutes. Instead, the toxicity of Chrysaora hysoscella [39,40], Carybdaea marsupialis [41] and Rhopilema nomadica [42] has already been demonstrated.

6. Erythemato-oedematous reaction to jellyfish. The bell and tentacles are reproduced on the skin. Reproduced with permission from [11] Chapter 3 Dermatitis caused by Coelenterates 25 Fig. 7. Erythemato-oedematous reaction to jellyfish Fig. 8. Erythemato-oedematous reaction to jellyfish Fig. 9. Erythemato-vesicular reaction to jellyfish utes or hours, but sometimes persist for a longer time according to the intensity of the skin damage. Lesions can also be vesicular (Figs. 14), blistering (Fig.

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