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Journal of Human Growth and Development

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HOLANDA, Marlon Negreiros de et al. Accident and vascular injury with stingray in the Alto Juruá, Acre, Brazil: a case report. J. Hum. Growth Dev. [online]. 2019, vol.29, n.3, pp. 427-432. ISSN 0104-1282.

INTRODUCTION: Injuries caused by fish are common and considered a neglected health problem with high morbidity and low lethality. Noteworthy are the envenomings by freshwater stingrays, which are considered very serious and one of the most important injuries caused by aquatic animals in South America. CASE PRESENTATION: To describe an accident and vascular injury with venomous stingray animals in the Alto do Juruá, Acre, Brazil. Male patient admitted due to stingray in the left lower extremity 20 days ago. CONCLUSION: The freshwater stingray, due to its sharp characteristics, injured the great saphenous vein, requiring surgical intervention. The situation presented negative evolution due to the lack of necessary procedures in the first attendance, such as the proper cleaning of the wound and the removal of the sting.

Palavras-chave : stingrays; occupational health; venomous animals; venomous fish.

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