Snake venom or antivenom induced urticaria.


An amateur herpetologist developed chills, diaphoresis and generalized urticaria 5 h after receiving Antivenin (Crotalidae) Polyvalent (Wyeth) for treatment of rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) envenomation. The patient had been bitten 8 mo earlier by a copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix mokeson) resulting in minimal envenomation. He also had been skin testing… (More)


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