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Snakebite by the bushmaster (Lachesis muta) in Brazil: case report and review of the literature.

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The bushmaster (Lachesis muta) of Central and South America, the world's longest pit viper, is capable of injecting a large dose of potent venom when it bites. A 28-year-old man, bitten by a 1.82 m long L. m. muta in Brazil, developed pain and oedema at the bite site, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and sweating. There was peripheral neutrophil leucocytosis and evidence of fibrinogen consumption with secondary activation of the fibrinolytic system. Two hours after the bite, eight ampoules of Inst...

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Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology More from this journal
Volume:
35
Issue:
4
Pages:
545-554
Publication date:
1997-04-01
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EISSN:
1879-3150
ISSN:
0041-0101
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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