Stingray Poisoning, an Aspect with Medical Relevance

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Stingray Poisoning, an Aspect with Medical Relevance

August 3, 2022 Medical Science 0

The purpose of authoring this chapter is to increase awareness of several stingray species that, frequently, we can accidentally expose ourselves to because to ignorance.

We rarely consider the possibility that aquatic animals, regardless of size, could feel endangered by people living in their habitat. Due to ignorance, we occasionally desire to hold a sea species in our hands because of its color or appearance, and sometimes these creatures appear to be safe. When you try to touch a sea urchin, there are unpleasant surprises, it buries its stinger, which causes discomfort and an infection that needs medication to remove. Rayism has received little attention, but stingray stings are a common occurrence. Some Mexican beaches are home to a wide variety of manta rays, some of which are poisonous. This article provides an overview of the many species and their taxonomic classification, as well as information on their venom and biochemical makeup, diagnosis, medical management, and therapeutic management of stings. Additionally, some suggestions are made in order to stop accidents brought on by these creatures. Diabetes patients need special care since their wounds heal more slowly and are more susceptible to infection.

Author(s) Details:

Héctor Gabriel Ramos Rodríguez,
Medical Gerontology  Module, “Tlalpan” Familiar  Medicine Clinic, ISSSTE, College  of  Geography, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, National Autonomous University of Mexico, (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico.

Edgar Cedillo Sánchez,
College of Geography. Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico.

José D. Méndez,
Medical Research Unit in Metabolic Diseases, Cardiology Hospital, Mexican Institute of Social Security, Mexico City, Mexico.

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Keywords: Stingray, poisoning, rays, envenomation, marine fauna, rayism


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