Myonecrosis, myoglobinuria and acute renal failure induced by South American rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus terrificus) envenomation in Brazil.

Abstract

The venom of the Brazilian rattlesnake Crotalus durissus terrificus is know to have hemolytic and neurotoxic physiopathological activities which may cause acute renal failure with hemoglobinuria and/or methemoglobinuria. As far as we know, no report has been published on the ability of the venom of this rattlesnake species to cause rhabdomyolysis. In the… (More)

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