Neostigmine in the treatment of snake accidents caused by Micrurus frontalis: report of two cases (1).

@article{Brazil1996NeostigmineIT,
  title={Neostigmine in the treatment of snake accidents caused by Micrurus frontalis: report of two cases (1).},
  author={O Vital Brazil and Ronan Jos{\^e} Vieira},
  journal={Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo},
  year={1996},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={
          61-7
        }
}
Antivenom in order to be effective in the treatment of coral snake accidents must be injected very soon after the bite owing to the rapid rate of absorption of the venom neurotoxins. As this is not always possible, other forms of treatment besides serotherapy must be employed to avoid asphyxia and death. Neostigmine and artificial respiration are used for this purpose. Neostigmine restores neuromuscular transmission if the venom-induced blockade results from a reversible interaction of its… CONTINUE READING

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