Neurotoxicity in Snakebite—The Limits of Our Knowledge

@inproceedings{Ranawaka2013NeurotoxicityIS,
  title={Neurotoxicity in Snakebite—The Limits of Our Knowledge},
  author={Udaya K. Ranawaka and David G Lalloo and H J de Silva},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2013}
}
Snakebite is classified by the WHO as a neglected tropical disease. Envenoming is a significant public health problem in tropical and subtropical regions. Neurotoxicity is a key feature of some envenomings, and there are many unanswered questions regarding this manifestation. Acute neuromuscular weakness with respiratory involvement is the most clinically important neurotoxic effect. Data is limited on the many other acute neurotoxic manifestations, and especially delayed neurotoxicity. Symptom… CONTINUE READING
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