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The efficacy of antivenom in the treatment of bites by the Papuan taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus canni).

Abstract:

A prospective series of 156 patients systemically envenomed following the bite of a Papuan taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus canni) were studied. All patients were treated with appropriate antivenom and clinical course and outcome were compared. The proportion of patients requiring intubation was significantly smaller, and the time to resolution of neurotoxicity and discharge from hospital significantly shorter, in patients receiving antivenom no more than 4 h after the bite. No significant diffe...

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Trevett, AJ More by this author
Lalloo, DG More by this author
Nwokolo, NC More by this author
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
89
Issue:
3
Pages:
322-325
Publication date:
1995-05-05
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:0fa6bb84-7e04-42ff-90f0-c394c9f963a8
Source identifiers:
61156
Local pid:
pubs:61156

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