Starfish Dermatitis Due to Marthasterias Glacialis Dermatite da Estrela-do-Mar Induzida pela Marthasterias Glacialis

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João Maia Silva - Corresponding Author

Rua Mário Botas 1998-018, Lisboa, Portugal

André Ribeiro
Barbara Oliveira
Helena Melo
Miguel Correia

Abstract

Some marine organisms are known to inflict contact dermatitis, whether secondary to professional or recreational activities. We report a 23-year-old white woman with hypersensitivity reaction induced by Marthasterias glacialis starfish. To our knowledge this is the first report of starfish hypersensitivity reaction induced by Marthasterias glacialis on human skin. Because of the growing popularity of recreational subaquatic activities, such as scuba diving, reports about diving-related skin diseases are expected to increase.

Keywords: Contact Dermatitis; Marthasterias Glacialis; Starfish

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Silva JM, Ribeiro A, Oliveira B, Melo H, Correia M. Starfish Dermatitis Due to Marthasterias Glacialis: Dermatite da Estrela-do-Mar Induzida pela Marthasterias Glacialis. Gaz Med [Internet]. 2018 Sep. 28 [cited 2022 Aug. 13];5(3). Available from: https://www.gazetamedica.pt/index.php/gazeta/article/view/195
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CLINICAL CASE

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