Coral Scratch trouble

Kathleen Anderson vstr18a at mercury
Thu Apr 28 18:16:57 EST 1994


sallows at calvin.assiniboinec.mb.ca wrote:
: While snorkeling off the coast of Fiji, a friends wife was scratched by the
: coral and now has a rash spreading out from the scratch.  She tried the local
: remedies and has not been successful.  The Doc here are puzzled to say the
: least.  Any help to solve the condition would be of great help.

This is third-hand, but I am told that one of a colleague's students had 
this happen, and was found to have a subcutaneous, very small colony of 
coral growing there...yes, truth is stranger than fiction.  But when you 
think about the salinity and all...yes the temperature is a bit high, but 
right under the skin maybe not too high.  I would recommend looking for a 
similar situation.

Kathleen Anderson
vstr18a at sfsu.edu

                                                           



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