Case report of jelly fish stinging in Bay of Bengal: A report from Bangladesh

Authors

  • Mohammad Main Uddin Department of Medicine, Cox's Bazar Medical College, Cox's Bazar
  • Abul Barkat Muhammad Adnan Department of Hepatology, Cox's Bazar Medical College, Cox's Bazar
  • Md. Shaheen Abdur Rahman Chowdhury Department of Medicine, Cox's Bazar Medical College, Cox's Bazar
  • Mamun-Al­ Mahtab Department of Hepatology, Bangabandbu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v7i2.29450

Keywords:

Bangladesh, Bay of Bengal, Jelly fish

Abstract

Introduction: Jelly fish or jellies are the members of the phylum Cnidaria (Coelenterata), consisting of a gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell and trailing tentacles. Sting contains toxic peptide, pbospholipase A and histamine-liberating factor. Jelly fish stinging in Bangladesh is rare. Yet, from a management point of view, this epizoonozis might gain importance given the ever-growing popularity of seaside fishering and tourism. We are presenting a case of jelly fish contact illness in Cox's Bazar Medical College. Case Report: A 30 year old male patient was stung by a jellyfish while tishering in the Bay of Bengal near Teknaf of Cox's Bazar District on 3rd June' 2013. A couple of minutes later urticaria were formed in the contact area accompanied by a bmniug and sore sensation. Within few minutes be developed severe abdominal pain, bodyache and parestbaesia. Immediate decontmninalion was done by patient himself with sea water though ideally it should be with 5% acetic acid. Routine laboratory investigations show no abnormality except non-significant ST elevation in ECG. The patient was managed conservatively with antihistamine, corticosteroids and antibiotics and recovered completely within four days.

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Published

2016-08-24

How to Cite

Uddin, M. M., Adnan, A. B. M., Chowdhury, M. S. A. R., & Mahtab, M.-A. (2016). Case report of jelly fish stinging in Bay of Bengal: A report from Bangladesh. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 7(2), 138–140. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v7i2.29450

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Case Reports