Envenomation by Bothrops punctatus in southwestern Colombia.

@article{Caas2016EnvenomationBB,
  title={Envenomation by Bothrops punctatus in southwestern Colombia.},
  author={Carlos A. Ca{\~n}as and A. Betancourt Vallejo},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2016},
  volume={124},
  pages={
          94-96
        }
}
  • C. Cañas, A. Vallejo
  • Published 15 December 2016
  • Medicine
  • Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology
Bothrops punctatus (Chocoan forest lancehead) is a semi-arboreal pitviper species distributed in Panamá, Colombia, and Ecuador, whose human envenomation is poorly characterized. We describe two patients bitten by B. punctatus, whose most relevant clinical feature was the development of a severe coagulopathy with few local manifestations (mild edema without signs of necrosis) at the site of the bite. Patients quickly improved their clinical and laboratory abnormalities after polyvalent antivenom… 
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