Direct nephrotoxic effects produced by venoms of Sri Lankan cobra, Russell's viper and hump nosed viper

@inproceedings{Gunatilake2003DirectNE,
  title={Direct nephrotoxic effects produced by venoms of Sri Lankan cobra, Russell's viper and hump nosed viper},
  author={Mangala Gunatilake and R. L. Jayakody and Preethika Angunawela and A. de Tissera},
  year={2003}
}
Nephrotoxicity is the principal cause of death following Russell 's viper envenomation. Envenomation following the bite of several other snakes is also known to cause nephrotoxicity. The nephrotoxicity can be due to direct effects of venom or secondary to circulatory disturbances (eg. ischaemia), which these patients often manifest. As separating out the contributions of direct toxic effects and ischaemic effects are difficult in the in vivo situation, experiments were carried out using the… CONTINUE READING