Snake bite and antivenom complications in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

  title={Snake bite and antivenom complications in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.},
  author={Waleska Teixeira Caiaffa and David Vlahov and Carlos Maur{\'i}cio de Figueiredo Antunes and Hermes. R. P. M. de Oliveira and Carlos A. R. Diniz},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={88 1},
Factors associated with clinical complications of snake bite and antivenom therapy were studied in 310 hospital patients admitted with snake bite over 6 years to a tertiary referral hospital in Belo Horizonte, southeast Brazil. Overall, 17.4% had early clinical complications including tissue loss associated with abscess and necrosis, acute renal failure, shock, acute lung oedema and intracranial haemorrhage. 3% had permanent sequelae, caused by muscle contractures and amputations, chronic renal… CONTINUE READING

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