[Bites by snakes in the genus Bothrops: a series of 3,139 cases].

@article{Ribeiro1997BitesBS,
  title={[Bites by snakes in the genus Bothrops: a series of 3,139 cases].},
  author={Lindioneza Adriano Ribeiro and Miguel Jorge},
  journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical},
  year={1997},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={
          475-80
        }
}
Medical records of 3,139 patients bitten by Bothrops snakes and attended at Vital Brazil Hospital (HVB) from 1981 to 1990 were reviewed. They were more frequent in males (75.7%). In 1,412 cases (45.0%) the snake was classified by species, and 1,376 were B. jararaca, 20 B. jararacussu, 11 B. neuwiedi, 2 B. moojeni, 2 B. alternatus e 1 B. pradoi. The most frequent bitten anatomic regions were: foot (47.5%) and hand (21.3%). Tourniquet was used in 38.2% of the cases and its frequency fell down… CONTINUE READING

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