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CISTM17 - Clinical Toxinology and Travel Medicine: a Jumanji Perspective
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Recreational visits into deep jungles, undersea adventures or sampling new culinary delights while exciting often bring with it trepidation for the travel medicine practitioner. From venomous land snakes to marine animals and poisonous edible delights, managing these can often be challenging for a general practitioner. This symposium will address burden of snakebites, types of snakes, envenoming syndromes, dosage of antivenom and recent advances in the first talk. During this symposium we will also address clinical recognition and management of percutaneous envenoming by culprits from the deep. Our last speaker will address the clinical picture and management issues from deadly gastronomic delight, which, if not recognized could prove fatal.
Mind the Crawling Menace: South-East Asia Venomous Land Snakes
• Discuss common clinical manifestations of different snake bites.
• Describe morbidity and mortality associated with snake bites.
• Discuss controversies in emergency management of snake bites.
Marine Toxinology: Terror from the Deep
• Describe types of poisonous and venomous marine animals.
• Discuss clinical manifestations of acute stings and/or bites.
• Discuss management and prevention of acute stings and/or bites.
Food Toxins: Deadly Asian Delicacies
• Describe various food toxins encountered.
• Discuss clinical manifestations of food toxins.
• Discuss acute clinical management and prevention.