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Coagulopathy following lethal and non-lethal envenoming of humans by the South American rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus) in Brazil.

Abstract:

The South American tropical rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus subspp) is responsible for approximately 10% of bites from venomous snakes in Brazil. We studied 24 victims of bites by this species over 3 years, in south-eastern Brazil, particularly investigating haemostatic alterations. Thirteen patients were defined as moderately envenomed and 11 as severe. There were two deaths, which were not attributed to venom-induced haemostatic disturbances. However, envenoming by C. durissus is frequently ...

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10.1093/qjmed/94.10.551

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Journal:
QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians
Volume:
94
Issue:
10
Pages:
551-559
Publication date:
2001-10-05
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EISSN:
1460-2393
ISSN:
1460-2725
URN:
uuid:7cb0d1a6-28fe-487b-804e-09fafaf32253
Source identifiers:
60989
Local pid:
pubs:60989

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