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Hyponatraemia, rhabdomyolysis, alterations in blood pressure and persistent mydriasis in patients envenomed by Malayan kraits (Bungarus candidus) in southern Viet Nam.

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Between 1998 and 2007, 42 patients admitted to Choray hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, and to two hospitals in adjacent regions in southern Viet Nam brought the Malayan kraits (Bungarus candidus) that had been responsible for biting them. Half of the patients had been bitten while they were asleep. Fang marks and numbness were the only local features of the bites. Common signs of neurotoxic envenoming included bilateral ptosis, persistently dilated pupils, limb weakness, breathlessness, hypersaliv...

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Journal:
Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology
Volume:
56
Issue:
6
Pages:
1070-1075
Publication date:
2010-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1879-3150
ISSN:
0041-0101
URN:
uuid:89c32fd3-4cb7-446b-ad06-4d7bff439f26
Source identifiers:
65897
Local pid:
pubs:65897

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