Parallels between Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) and hump-nosed viper (Hypnale species) bites in the central hills of Sri Lanka amidst the heavy burden of unidentified snake bites.

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OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology of snake bite in the region and attempt to compare proven Russell's viper with hump-nosed viper bites. METHODS All snake bite admissions to the Toxicology Unit of Teaching Hospital Peradeniya over three year from 2006 were included. RESULTS Of the 776 snakebites, 665(86%) were unidentified and non-envenomed. Hump… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S1995-7645(11)60147-8

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