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Atrax robustus envenomation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7457809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two patients who developed massive pulmonary oedema, profound vasoconstriction and hypertension followed by hypotension after Atrax Robustus envenomation are described. The pulmonary oedema is due to increased pulmonary capillary membrane permeability which may be due to neurogenic or toxic causes. Use of artificial ventilation with high level PEEP, isoprenaline and high dose steroids allowed support of the patients during volume replacement with albumin. When the circulation was stable and airway frothing ceased, conventional dehydration therapy further improved lung function. Both patients were discharged well.
M M Fisher; G A Carr; R McGuinness; J C Warden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia and intensive care     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0310-057X     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Publication Date:  1980 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-03-17     Completed Date:  1981-03-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342017     Medline TA:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  410-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arachnidism / complications,  physiopathology*,  therapy
Cardiovascular Diseases / etiology
Kidney Diseases / etiology
Muscle Spasticity / etiology
Pulmonary Edema / etiology
Pupil / physiopathology

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