Octopus bite

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Mechanism

  • Venom contains tetrodotoxin
  • inhibits voltage-gated Na+ channels causing paralysis

Symptoms

  • Erythema
  • Paresthesias
  • Flaccid paralysis
  • Respiratory Failure

Differential Diagnosis

Blue ringed octopus

Marine toxins and envenomations

Treatment

  • Supportive
  • No antivenom

See Also