Saturday, April 28, 2007

Answer: VizD Image Challenge Week of 4/23/2007

Congratulations to ZACH - he is the first person to submit the correct answer to this week's VizD.

To view Zach's answer, click here

ZACH is the winner of $5.

A 33-year-old woman presents to your Emergency Department for a painful and itchy area on her right leg (as seen in image below). Earlier in the day she was swimming in the ocean.
1. What is the cause of this patient's presentation?
2. Name three treatments for this condition?
3. True or False: This condition can lead to cardiovascular collapse?

1. Jellyfish Sting
2. Vinegar (Acetic Acid), seawater/normal saline, antivenin, ammonia. baking soda, citrus juice
3. Yes (particularly the Pacific Box Jellyfish C. flecken)

Here are links to more information on Jellyfish stings

Dr Auerbach of Healthline blog has a posting on Jellyfish stings that was presented in last weeks Grand Rounds

The next VizD will be posted on Monday April 30th

is a weekly contest of an interesting or pathognomonic image from emergency medicine. Its goal is to integrate learning into a fun and relaxed environment. All images are original and are posted with the consent of the patient. For more information please refer to the following link.

1 comment:

Adam said...

Congratulations - please send an email to to arrange receipt of your prize