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Urinary fibrin (-ogen) degradation products in Russell's viper (Daboia russelii siamensis) bite victims.
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PMID:  8362297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Serum and urine concentrations of fibrin (-ogen) degradation products (FDP) were estimated in 20 proven Russell's viper bite (RVB) cases with severe defribination. All patients had similar degrees of high serum FDP levels. However, the ten who developed into acute renal failure (ARF) had significantly (p < 0.001) higher urinary FDP levels than those who did not. The urinary FDP levels of ARF cases increased correspondingly with high serum FDP levels but not in cases without ARF. Serial comparison of serum and urinary FDP levels in RVB cases with severe defibrination may be of value in predicting the likelihood of developing ARF. The present study favored disseminated intravascular coagulation as the main cause of ARF in Myanmar RVB cases.
K E Han; T Than; M Lwin; T N Swe; T Pe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-27     Completed Date:  1993-09-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  THAILAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pathology Research Division, Department of Medical Research, Yangon, Myanmar.
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MeSH Terms
Fibrin Fibrinogen Degradation Products / urine*
Kidney Failure / etiology,  urine
Snake Bites / urine*
Viper Venoms / toxicity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrin Fibrinogen Degradation Products; 0/Viper Venoms

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