Envenomation by the Mexican Beaded Lizard: A Case Report

  title={Envenomation by the Mexican Beaded Lizard: A Case Report},
  author={F. Cantrell},
  journal={Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology},
  pages={241 - 244}
  • F. Cantrell
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Toxicology: Clinical Toxicology
  • Background: Envenomations by venomous lizards are rare. A single report of envenomation by a Mexican beaded lizard (Heloderma horridum) has been published. Further, anaphylaxis secondary to lizard envenomation has only been reported with the Gila monster. We report an envenomation that resulted in both systemic toxicity and anaphylaxis. Case Report: A 40-year-old male was bitten on his hand by a captive Mexican beaded lizard. The patient experienced severe local pain, dizziness, vomiting, and… CONTINUE READING


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