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The greater black krait (Bungarus niger), a newly recognized cause of neuro-myotoxic snake bite envenoming in Bangladesh.

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Prospective studies of snake bite patients in Chittagong, Bangladesh, included five cases of bites by greater black kraits (Bungarus niger), proven by examination of the snakes that had been responsible. This species was previously known only from India, Nepal, Bhutan and Burma. The index case presented with descending flaccid paralysis typical of neurotoxic envenoming by all Bungarus species, but later developed generalized rhabdomyolysis (peak serum creatine kinase concentration 29,960 unit...

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10.1093/brain/awq265

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Journal:
Brain : a journal of neurology
Volume:
133
Issue:
11
Pages:
3181-3193
Publication date:
2010-11-05
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EISSN:
1460-2156
ISSN:
0006-8950
URN:
uuid:054369db-a5e8-49ac-9fc2-7d899d5d3156
Source identifiers:
73338
Local pid:
pubs:73338

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