Snake bites by the Papuan taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus canni): paralysis, hemostatic and electrocardiographic abnormalities, and effects of antivenom.

@article{Lalloo1995SnakeBB,
  title={Snake bites by the Papuan taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus canni): paralysis, hemostatic and electrocardiographic abnormalities, and effects of antivenom.},
  author={David G Lalloo and A J Trevett and A Korinhona and Nneka Nwokolo and I F Laurenson and Marika Paul and Jim Black and Sirus Naraqi and B Mavo and A Saweri},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1995},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={525-31}
}
One hundred sixty-six patients with enzyme immunoassay-proven bites by taipans (Oxyuranus scutellatus canni) were studied in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. One hundred thirty-nine (84%) showed clinical evidence of envenoming: local signs were trivial, but most developed hemostatic disorders and neurotoxicity. The blood of 77% of the patients was incoagulable and 35% bled spontaneously, usually from the gums. Fifty-one per cent had microscopic hematuria. Neurotoxic signs (ptosis… CONTINUE READING

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