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Venomous bites and stings in the tropical world.

Abstract:

Snakes of the families Viperidae and Elapidae are responsible for the high incidence of morbidity and mortality after snake bites in countries of West Africa, the Indian subcontinent, South-East Asia, New Guinea and Latin America. Envenoming can cause local effects, notably tissue necrosis; and systemic effects, including paralysis, haemostatic disturbances, shock, increased capillary permeability, myocardial damage, rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure. Specific hyperimmune serum (antiveno...

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Warrell, DA More by this author
Journal:
The Medical journal of Australia
Volume:
159
Issue:
11-12
Pages:
773-779
Publication date:
1993
EISSN:
1326-5377
ISSN:
0025-729X
URN:
uuid:a0cc151e-3a55-4d62-99e9-1a8952274590
Source identifiers:
61174
Local pid:
pubs:61174

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