Sea anemone dermatitis in childhood.

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Favale M.G., Bonifazi E. 2018. Sea anemone dermatitis in childhood. Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 4 (4):213-16.


Favale M.G. Bonifazi E.
pp. 213-216


Sea anemone dermatitis is rather frequent, in spite of the rare reports of the relevant lite­rature. In adults it is a professional disease in sponge divers, whereas in children it is due to accidental contacts or sometimes to careless plays. The cutaneous lesions are caused by a venom that is introduced in the skin with the thread of nematocysts. The lesions are usually localized and more or less severe. Systemic reactions are usually rare but more fre­quent in children. 


Sea anemone, Dermatitis