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Neuromuscular effects of Papuan Taipan snake venom.

Abstract:

Snakebite is a cause of significant morbidity in Central Province, Papua New Guinea. Three adult patients with clinical evidence of neurotoxicity following envenomation by the Papuan taipan had serial neurophysiological examinations over the course of their subsequent hospitalization. All required artificial ventilation for 2.5 to 5 days. The compound muscle action potential (CMAP) amplitudes declined over the first 2 to 4 days after envenoming and then gradually increased in parallel with cl...

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10.1002/ana.410380612

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Connolly, S More by this author
Trevett, AJ More by this author
Nwokolo, NC More by this author
Lalloo, DG More by this author
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Journal:
Annals of neurology
Volume:
38
Issue:
6
Pages:
916-920
Publication date:
1995-12-05
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EISSN:
1531-8249
ISSN:
0364-5134
URN:
uuid:3518e04d-ac6d-4a85-9691-0526e7ca0a8f
Source identifiers:
61179
Local pid:
pubs:61179

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