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Laceration on Coral Evaluation

The evaluation of coral cuts begins with a medical history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with coral cuts may include:

  • Multiple, small lacerations on the hands or feet
  • Red, irritated skin with welts or wheals
  • Red, inflamed skin around infected cuts
  • Red, inflamed or infected cuts from coral

Tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of coral cuts.

Tests that may be used to evaluate coral cuts include:

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Laceration on Coral References
  1. Reed KC, Crowell MC, Castro MD, Sloan ML. Skin and soft-tissue infections after injury in the ocean: culture methods and antibiotic therapy for marine bacteria. Mil Med. 1999 Mar;164(3):198-201. [10091493]
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