Volume 98, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



A 47-year-old man was stung on the left ankle by a stingray while on vacation on the Island of Bubaque, Guinea-Bissau. The affected limb was initially treated with an attempt to suck out the venom and application of chewed plant root. The following 3 days, local pain gradually diminished, but then high fever erupted together with generalized symptoms and intense pain from the ankle. After initiating antibiotic treatment, the patient was evacuated. Because of sustained symptoms and fever, the wound was surgically debrided, and culture revealed infection with oral flora bacteria. Attempts to suck out venom are not recommended.


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  • Received : 05 Nov 2017
  • Accepted : 10 Dec 2017
  • Published online : 22 Jan 2018

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