Coral snake bites (Micrurus spp.) in Brazil: a review of literature reports.

  title={Coral snake bites (Micrurus spp.) in Brazil: a review of literature reports.},
  author={F{\'a}bio Bucaretchi and Eduardo Mello de Capitani and Ronan Jos{\^e} Vieira and Cinthia K Rodrigues and Marlene Zannin and Nelson Jorge Jr Da Silva and Luciana Lyra Casais-e-Silva and Stephen Hyslop},
  journal={Clinical toxicology},
  volume={54 3},
CONTEXT In the Americas, the main representatives of the family Elapidae are coral snakes of the genus Micrurus, of which 33 species are in Brazil. They are the smallest cause of venomous snakebite in Brazil. We analyzed literature reports of coral snake bites in Brazil from 1867 to 2014, and provide a brief review of case series and reports of coral snake bites in the Americas in general. METHODS Only reports with clinical descriptions of envenomation were included. The variables recorded… CONTINUE READING
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