Octopus Envenomation Workup

Updated: Apr 27, 2017
  • Author: Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, PhD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

Laboratory studies for octopus envenomation are noncontributory.

A general workup for a critically ill patient is recommended to rule out other etiologies for acute paralysis and respiratory failure.

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Imaging Studies

Imaging studies are generally not helpful.

A plain film of the puncture site may be indicated to rule out a foreign body.

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