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A Case Report of Envenomation and Injury by a Poisonous Spine of A Marble Motoro (Potamotrygon Motoro)
Min Hong Choa, Seung Ho Jun, Duk Hwan Kim, Jong Su Park, Su Jin Kim, Yun Sik Hong, Sung Woo Lee
Journal of The Korean Society of Clinical Toxicology 2013;11(1):46-48
DOI: https://doi.org/
Published online: June 30, 2013
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1Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University
2Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University
3Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University
4Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University
5Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University
6Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University
7Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University

Potamotrygon motoro, also known as the Marble motoro, is a potamodromous freshwater ray native to the basins of the Amazon River. Marble motoros were introduced to South Korea in the 2000s, and, because they are easy to raise, were sold as aquarium fish. The aim of this report is to illustrate a new case involving envenomation by a Marble motoro. A 35-year-old commercial aquarium assistant came to the hospital after being pricked by a Marble motoro. The clinical picture in this case showed acute local pain with minimal systemic manifestations. This patient recovered after receiving symptomatic treatment and wound care. This case of envenomation accentuates the potential for injury among people coming in contact with a venomous Marble motoro.

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