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2023 Sep

Pain Rep




Understanding the pain experience of lionfish envenomation.


Mouchbahani-Constance S, Choinière M, Sharif-Naeini R


Stings from the lionfish (Pterois volitans) constitute one of the most painful wounds in the ocean. This species has invaded the Atlantic coast of the United States, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, and Mediterranean Sea. In addition to its ecological impact on local fish populations, stings from the lionfish pose a medical problem because of the debilitating nature of the pain they produce. However, there are no studies examining the human pain experience of lionfish stings.