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Irukandji syndrome: Quiz


Question 1: Similarly to other ________, first aid consists of flushing the area with vinegar to neutralize the tentacle stinging apparatus.
BryozoaCnidariaBox jellyfishCtenophora

Question 2: Reports of Irukandji syndrome have come from ________, Hawaii, Florida, French West Indies, Bonaire, the Caribbean, Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea.
CanadaBarbadosUnited KingdomAustralia

Question 3: On the television program, "Super Animal", a woman compared her pain from ________ to her experience with Irukandji syndrome.
Ectopic pregnancyChildbirthMiscarriageBreech birth

Question 4: Antihistamines may be of benefit for pain relief,[14] but most cases require ________ opioid analgesia.
Intravenous therapyCream (pharmaceutical)EnemaIntraosseous infusion

Question 5: Another recent program that aired on the ________ entitled Stings, Fangs and Spines featured a 20 minute spot on Irukandji syndrome.
TLC (TV channel)Discovery ChannelDiscovery Channel (South East Asian TV channel)Science Channel

Question 6: ________ (aka meperidine in U.S.

Question 7: [8] Animal studies appear to confirm a relationship between envenoming and an increase in circulating noradrenaline and ________.

Question 8: ________ has been proposed as a treatment for Irukandji syndrome after being apparently successfully used in one case.
SorbitolCalcium gluconateAntiarrhythmic agentMagnesium sulfate

Question 9: There is no antivenom; treatment is largely supportive, with ________ being the mainstay of management.
DissociativeAnalgesicStimulantNon-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

Question 10: [1 ] It is seldom fatal, but if immediate medical action is not taken, within only 20 minutes the victim could go into ________ and die.
Myocardial infarctionCardiac arrestPulseless electrical activityAsystole

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