Snake bites by the jararacuçu (Bothrops jararacussu): clinicopathological studies of 29 proven cases in São Paulo State, Brazil.

@article{Jnior1997SnakeBB,
  title={Snake bites by the jararacuçu (Bothrops jararacussu): clinicopathological studies of 29 proven cases in S{\~a}o Paulo State, Brazil.},
  author={R. Milani J{\'u}nior and M. Jorge and F. D. de Campos and F. P. Martins and A. Bousso and J. Cardoso and L. Ribeiro and H. W. Fan and F. França and I. S. Sano-Martins and D. Cardoso and C. Ide Fernandez and J. C. Fernandes and V. Aldred and M. P. Sandoval and G. Puorto and R. Theakston and D. Warrell},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={1997},
  volume={90 5},
  pages={
          323-34
        }
}
The jararacuçu, one of the most dreaded snakes of Brazil, southern Bolivia, Paraguay and northeastern Argentina, is a heavily-built pit viper which may grow to a length of 2.2 m. Up to 1000 mg (dry weight) of highly-lethal venom may be milked from its venom glands on a single occasion. It has accounted for 0.8% to 10% of series of snake bites in São Paulo State, Brazil. We examined 29 cases of proven jararacuçu bites recruited over a 20-year period in two São Paulo hospitals. Severe signs of… Expand
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