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Dermatitis caused by sponges

  • Gianni Angelini
  • Domenico Bonamonte

Abstract

Sponges, members of the Porifera phylum, normally lie stationary attached to the sea bottom or sometimes the lake bottom. There are 5000 known species of sponges, which vary greatly as to shape, size and colour, ranging from practically invisible to 2 m in length and from pastel tones to bright hues: red, yellow, orange and blue [1, 2].

Keywords

Coral Reef Contact Dermatitis Erythema Multiforme Siliceous Sponge Stinging Sensation 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2002

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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