Irukandji Syndrome: History, Symptoms & Treatment


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What jellyfish was first discovered to cause Irukandji syndrome?

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1. Who was the Australian doctor who named the Irukandji syndrome in the 1950's?

2. Which of the following is NOT a common symptom of Irukandji syndrome?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo lets you find out what you know about Irukandji syndrome. See if you can identify the symptoms and available treatments for this condition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz/worksheet set to assess your knowledge of:

  • The most common symptoms of Irukandji syndrome
  • Who named Irukandji syndrome
  • The jellyfish discovered to cause this syndrome

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Irukandji syndrome in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the medication commonly given to patients with Irukandji syndrome to prevent cardiac arrest
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the symptoms of Irukandji syndrome and how the venom that causes it can be neutralized

Additional Learning

To learn more about this medical condition, review the lesson titled Irukandji Syndrome: History, Symptoms & Treatments. You will explore:

  • Where Carukia barnesi is found
  • The doctor who determined which jellyfish causes this condition and how he determined this
  • Psychological symptoms of Irukandji syndrome
  • The length of time symptoms can remain with and without medical care