A review of venomous animal bites and stings in pregnant patients.

  title={A review of venomous animal bites and stings in pregnant patients.},
  author={Ricky L Langley},
  journal={Wilderness & environmental medicine},
  volume={15 3},
This is a review of Medline and PubMed articles on venomous animal bites and stings during pregnancy reported in English literature from 1966 to 2002. Eighty-five venomous snakebites were reported in pregnant women. Although there are frequent anecdotal reports of scorpion stings in pregnant women, few case reports are documented. Other venomous animal bites or stings to pregnant women that have been reported include spiders, jellyfish, and insects, and these are described. Adverse reproductive… CONTINUE READING


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