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A 7-year-old, Caucasian female was snorkelling in the Sulu sea around Borneo, when her right anterior thigh made contact with fire coral (Millepora spp). She described a sharp sting and an excruciatingly painful urticarial rash subsequently developed (figure 1, left). Five nematocysts were removed from the anterior thigh. Vinegar and an antiseptic cream were applied immediately. Six …
DX, JC and NPB contributed equally.
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.
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