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Development of renal function abnormalities following bites by Russell's vipers (Daboia russelii siamensis) in Myanmar.

Abstract:

Renal function was monitored in 24 patients with systemic envenoming following proven Russell's viper bite. In all patients, blood clotted within 20 min on admission. In 15 cases severe defibrination (systemic envenoming) developed during the next 3-5 d. None of the patients received antivenom before admission but enzyme-refined monospecific antivenom was given to those who developed signs of systemic envenoming. Specific antigen was detected by enzyme immuno-assay in all 21 subjects tested. ...

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Thein-Than More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division, Biomedical Research Centre
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
85
Issue:
3
Pages:
404-409
Publication date:
1991
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:3ea10cb4-0f8a-454b-a1fe-ac85b331d698
Source identifiers:
3079
Local pid:
pubs:3079

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