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First authenticated cases of life-threatening envenoming by the hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) in India.

Abstract:

In Kerala, south-western India, five patients developed systemic envenoming after bites by hump-nosed pit vipers (Hypnale hypnale), proved by identification of the snakes responsible. Two of the dead snakes had been misidentified as saw-scaled vipers (Echis carinatus), while three had remained unidentified. Symptoms of local envenoming were pain, swelling, haemorrhagic blistering, bruising and regional lymphadenopathy. Systemic symptoms included headache, nausea, vomiting and abdominal and ch...

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Joseph, JK More by this author
Simpson, ID More by this author
Kulkarni, KJ More by this author
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
101
Issue:
1
Pages:
85-90
Publication date:
2007-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:d7b8e1ab-c727-42f9-9638-57c92f2daeb2
Source identifiers:
61029
Local pid:
pubs:61029

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