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Snake bites by the Papuan taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus canni): paralysis, hemostatic and electrocardiographic abnormalities, and effects of antivenom.

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One hundred sixty-six patients with enzyme immunoassay-proven bites by taipans (Oxyuranus scutellatus canni) were studied in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. One hundred thirty-nine (84%) showed clinical evidence of envenoming: local signs were trivial, but most developed hemostatic disorders and neurotoxicity. The blood of 77% of the patients was incoagulable and 35% bled spontaneously, usually from the gums. Fifty-one per cent had microscopic hematuria. Neurotoxic signs (ptosis, ophthalmople...

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Journal:
American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene More from this journal
Volume:
52
Issue:
6
Pages:
525-531
Publication date:
1995-06-01
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Language:
English
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pubs:61318
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uuid:ab5d4d2c-ebb2-4958-998a-1ad6a05301f6
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pubs:61318
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61318
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2012-12-19

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