[Poisoning by domestic vipers (Vipera berus and Vipera aspis). A retrospective study of 113 patients].

@article{Stahel1985PoisoningBD,
  title={[Poisoning by domestic vipers (Vipera berus and Vipera aspis). A retrospective study of 113 patients].},
  author={E P Stahel and R Wellauer and T. A. Freyvogel},
  journal={Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift},
  year={1985},
  volume={115 26},
  pages={890-6}
}
In a retrospective study, 113 bites which occurred in Switzerland within a 16-year period by either of the two indigenous adders (Vipera berus and Vipera aspis) were analyzed. 13 patients showed no signs of envenomation. Out of the other 100, 62 patients had merely minor (local edema only) and 24 moderate envenomation (vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, hypotension), while 24 had severe envenomation (shock and angioneurotic edema of the tongue and lips). No fatalities were recorded. In residents of… CONTINUE READING