Epidemiology of snakebites in Europe: a systematic review of the literature.

@article{Chippaux2012EpidemiologyOS,
  title={Epidemiology of snakebites in Europe: a systematic review of the literature.},
  author={J P Chippaux},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2012},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={86-99}
}
Snakebites are rare medical emergency cases in Europe but may sometimes be severe and lead to complications. A better knowledge of snakebite epidemiology may help health authorities to better understand therapeutic requirements, especially concerning antivenoms, and thus improve treatment of snakebite. An extensive literature search for studies and articles published between 1970 and 2010 was performed. Both indexed and non-indexed articles were examined, the analysis of which took into account… CONTINUE READING
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