Snakebite envenoming

  title={Snakebite envenoming},
  author={J. Guti{\'e}rrez and J. Calvete and A. Habib and R. Harrison and D. Williams and D. Warrell},
  journal={Nature Reviews Disease Primers},
  • J. Gutiérrez, J. Calvete, +3 authors D. Warrell
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Disease Primers
  • Snakebite envenoming is a neglected tropical disease that kills >100,000 people and maims >400,000 people every year. Impoverished populations living in the rural tropics are particularly vulnerable; snakebite envenoming perpetuates the cycle of poverty. Snake venoms are complex mixtures of proteins that exert a wide range of toxic actions. The high variability in snake venom composition is responsible for the various clinical manifestations in envenomings, ranging from local tissue damage to… CONTINUE READING
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