Irukandji Syndrome


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A condition caused by venom from the thumbnail-sized irukandji jellyfish—Carukia barnesi—which belongs to the Class Cubozoa. Envenomation is rarely fatal, but it is very painful
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MgSO4 has been used to treat several clinical disorders, such as preeclampsia, preterm deliveries, cardiovascular disorders, cerebral ischemia, asthma, migraine and the Irukandji syndrome. When MgS[O.sub.4] is administered under therapeutical concentrations based on clinical experience, this salt has minimal toxic effects.
Corkeron MA (2003) Magnesium infusion to treat Irukandji syndrome. Med.
MgS[O.sub.4] has been used to treat several clinical disorders, such as preeclampsia, preterm deliveries, cardiovascular disorders, cerebral ischemia, asthma, migraine and the Irukandji syndrome. When MgS[O.sub.4] is administered under therapeutical concentrations based on clinical experience, this salt has minimal toxic effects.
Corkeron MA, Pereira P, Makrocanis C (2004) Early experience with magnesium administration in Irukandji syndrome. Anaesth.