Haemodialysis in poisoning by sea-snake venom.

  title={Haemodialysis in poisoning by sea-snake venom.},
  author={Visith Sitprija and R Sribhibhadh and Cheeptip Benyajati},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={3 5768},
Myoglobinuria, renal failure, and muscular weakness or paralysis were noted in two patients following sea-snake bite. A pathological study by biopsy showed renal tubular necrosis and myonecrosis. Both patients were treated by haemodialysis, and there was a remarkable improvement in the muscular symptoms. Recovery was complete in both cases. It is believed that muscular paralysis was the effect of hyperkalaemia and uraemia on the muscles sensitized by the toxic effect of the sea-snake venom… CONTINUE READING
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