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Haemostatic dysfunction and acute renal failure following envenoming by Merrem's hump-nosed viper (Hypnale hypnale) in Sri Lanka: first authenticated case.

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A five years old boy was bitten by a Merrem's hump-nosed viper (Hypnale hypnale) in Central Province, Sri Lanka. He developed local swelling, incoagulable blood, thrombocytopenia, bleeding into the gastrointestinal tract, and acute renal failure. Treatment with Serum Institute of Indian polyspecific antivenom (specific for venoms of cobra, common krait, Russell's viper and saw-scaled viper) had no effect on the coagulopathy, which persisted for more than a week. The boy recovered after 27 d i...

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de Silva, A More by this author
Wijekoon, AS More by this author
Jayasena, L More by this author
Abeysekera, CK More by this author
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
88
Issue:
2
Pages:
209-212
Publication date:
1994-03-05
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:bac002e4-3f81-44cd-80be-3bd336a8bc25
Source identifiers:
61169
Local pid:
pubs:61169

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