Coagulopathy: The Most Important Thing We Still Don't Know About Snakebite

@inproceedings{Lavonas2012CoagulopathyTM,
  title={Coagulopathy: The Most Important Thing We Still Don't Know About Snakebite},
  author={Eric J. Lavonas},
  booktitle={The western journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2012}
}
In this issue of Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, Moriarty et al present a thoughtfully analyzed case series of patients with crotaline snake envenomation. They seek to answer a common and important question: Can we define a group of pit viper victims who are at low risk for hematologic venom effects (fibrinogen degradation and/or platelet destruction) and spare these patients the time and expense of serial laboratory testing? Because their institution in Mississippi sees a large number… CONTINUE READING