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Envenoming by the viperid snake Proatheris superciliaris: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18619480     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Snake bites caused by viperid snakes of Atheris genus are extremely rare, envenoming of a bite of related viper Proatheris superciliaris was described only once in the literature. The present case study depicts the envenoming of a 57 years old Czech man, a private herpetologist, who was bitten to his finger. He developed painful local reaction, nausea, hematuria, hypertension, chest and lumbar pain. Coagulopathy and thrombocytopenia subsequently developed as well as acute renal failure, hepatic and lung lesion. Intensive care therapy was purely symptomatic and supportive as no antisera exists. Treatment included haemodialysis, substitution of fresh frozen plasma and platelets. Patient completely recovered during 1 month.
Jiri Valenta; Zdenek Stach; Dagmar Fricova; Jaroslav Zak; Martin Balik
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0041-0101     ISO Abbreviation:  Toxicon     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-25     Completed Date:  2008-10-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1307333     Medline TA:  Toxicon     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  392-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care, General Teaching Hospital, 1st Medical Faculty, Charles University, U nemocnice 2, 128 08 Prague 2, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Coagulation Disorders / etiology,  pathology
Crotalid Venoms / toxicity*
Fingers / pathology
Kidney Failure, Acute / etiology,  pathology,  therapy
Middle Aged
Platelet Transfusion
Renal Dialysis
Snake Bites / complications,  pathology*,  therapy
Thrombocytopenia / etiology,  pathology
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Crotalid Venoms

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