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Title: Envenomation by the billygoat plum stinging caterpillar (Thosea penthima).
Authors: Isbister, G K
Whelan, P I
Affiliation: Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT. gsbite@bigpond.com.
Citation: The Medical journal of Australia 2000 Dec 4-18; 173(11-12): 654-5
Abstract: We report the first case of envenomation by the billygoat plum stinging caterpillar, Thosea penthima Turner (Limacodidae). The sting, on the forearm, caused immediate burning pain and local wheal formation. Pain radiated up the arm and there was severe "crushing" chest pain lasting four hours. The local pain persisted for 10 hours and required opiate analgesia.
URI: http://docs.prosentient.com.au/prosentientjspui/handle/1/11156
ISSN: 0025-729X
Type: Case Reports
Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Animals
Bites and Stings
Female
Humans
Moths
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