Dermatitis caused by Coelenterates

  • Gianni Angelini
  • Domenico Bonamonte


Coelenterata, or “Cnidaria” (from knidi, meaning a nettle), are animals with a simple symmetrical radial structure, a mouth that opens out of a single cavity (coelenteron) and a body membrane consisting of two layers of cells (ectoderm and endoderm) separated by an amorphous jelly-like substance (mesoglea). Owing to the symptoms they induce, Coelenterates are also known as “sea nettles” (Fig. 3.1).


Contact Dermatitis Allergic Nature Urticarial Eruption Chrysaora Quinquecirrha Muscular Cramp 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianni Angelini
    • 1
  • Domenico Bonamonte
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Unit of DermatologyUniversity of BariItaly
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Unit of DermatologyUniversity of BariItaly

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