Neuromuscular effects of Papuan Taipan snake venom.
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...Expand abstract
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