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Case report of probable desert black snake envenomation in 22-year-old male causing profound weakness and respiratory distress.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21962051     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe a case of a 22-year-old male who presented to our facility 1 hour after a snake bite, which he identified as the desert black snake. He presented with severe weakness and respiratory distress. He was treated with polyvalent antivenom and observed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with resolution of his respiratory symptoms. He developed paresthesias locally around his wound and later complained of diplopia. Two days later, he had total resolution of his symptoms. This is one of the only clinical reports of neurotoxic effects after Walterinnesia morgani envenomation.
Authors:
Cynthia Lauer; Thomas L Zickgraf; Martin E Weisse
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Wilderness & environmental medicine     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1545-1534     ISO Abbreviation:  Wilderness Environ Med     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505185     Medline TA:  Wilderness Environ Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  246-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Wilderness Medical Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Martin Army Community Hospital, Columbus, GA.
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