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New-onset abdominal pain and rash from a jellyfish injury
  1. Demet Alaygut1,
  2. Nur Hilal Dedeoğlu1,
  3. İlham Bayramov1,
  4. Elçin Keser1,
  5. Dilek Orbatu2
  1. 1 Department of Pediatrics, Izmir University Of Health Sciences Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
  2. 2 Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Demet Alaygut, Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Saglik Bakanligi Izmir Tepecik Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi, 35180 Izmir, Turkey; alaygutdemet{at}

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An 8-year-old boy presented with pain, burning sensation, redness and swelling on the right side of his abdomen. His medical and medication history was unremarkable. Three hours prior to his admission, he was stung by a large jellyfish while swimming in a seaside town north of Izmir on the Aegean Sea coast. First aid was performed locally with tetanus vaccine and antihistamines and his wound site was washed …

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  • Contributors DA: planning, conduct and reporting of the work. NHD: conduct. IB: conduct. EK: conduct. DO: last analysis.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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