Severe systemic effects of Merrem's hump-nosed viper bite.

@article{Kularatne1999SevereSE,
  title={Severe systemic effects of Merrem's hump-nosed viper bite.},
  author={S A M Kularatne and Neelakanthi Ratnatunga},
  journal={The Ceylon medical journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={
          169-70
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To report unpredictable severe systemic effects of hump-nosed viper envenomation. SETTING Medical unit, General hospital, Anuradhapura. METHODS The clinical outcome of seven patients bitten by Merrem's hump-nosed viper were monitored until recovery or death. Limited autopsies were performed on the latter. Offending snakes were positively identified by medical officers and in one instance by a herpetologist. CONCLUSION Merrem's hump-nosed viper bites, caused an array of… CONTINUE READING

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