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BET 1: role of vinegar in Irukandji syndrome
  1. Deepak Doshi1,
  2. Bernard A Foëx2,
  3. Yogesh Nataly3
  1. 1Emergency Medicine & Paediatric Emergency Department, Campbelltown Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  2. 2Emergency and Urgent Services, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
  3. 3Emergency Department, Redland Hospital, Queensland, Australia


A shortcut review was carried out to establish whether dousing areas of contact with vinegar could relieve the symptoms of Irukandji syndrome. Four studies were directly relevant to the question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these papers are tabulated. The clinical bottom line is there is a lack of evidence for effectiveness and the latest local guidelines should be followed.

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