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Arboreal green pit vipers (genus Trimeresurus) of South-East Asia: bites by T. albolabris and T. macrops in Thailand and a review of the literature.

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In Thailand 29 patients were proved to have been bitten by arboreal green pit vipers: 24 by Trimeresurus albolabris and 5 by T. macrops. They were studied in order to define the clinical effects of envenoming, to characterize the haemostatic abnormalities and assess the efficacy of Thai Red Cross antivenom. T. macrops caused only local painful swelling, neutrophil leucocytosis and thrombocytopenia. T. albolabris caused more severe envenoming with local blistering and necrosis, shock, spontane...

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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene More from this journal
Volume:
84
Issue:
6
Pages:
866-874
Publication date:
1990-11-01
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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