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Syndromic approach to treatment of snake bite in Sri Lanka based on results of a prospective national hospital-based survey of patients envenomed by identified snakes.

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Of 860 snakes brought to 10 hospitals in Sri Lanka with the patients they had bitten, 762 (89%) were venomous. Russell's vipers (Daboia russelii) and hump-nosed pit vipers (Hypnale hypnale) were the most numerous and H. hypnale was the most widely distributed. Fifty-one (6%) were misidentified by hospital staff, causing inappropriate antivenom treatment of 13 patients. Distinctive clinical syndromes were identified to aid species diagnosis in most cases of snake bite in Sri Lanka where the bi...

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Publisher copy:
10.4269/ajtmh.2009.09-0225
Journal:
American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene More from this journal
Volume:
81
Issue:
4
Pages:
725-731
Publication date:
2009-10-01
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EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Language:
English
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61061
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2012-12-19

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