Systemic antivenom and skin necrosis after green pit viper bites

  title={Systemic antivenom and skin necrosis after green pit viper bites},
  author={Runyawan Chotenimitkhun and P. Rojnuckarin},
  journal={Clinical Toxicology},
  pages={122 - 125}
  • Runyawan Chotenimitkhun, P. Rojnuckarin
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Introduction. As systemic effects of viper venoms can be neutralized by antivenom, local tissue damage, particularly necrosis of the skin, has become a more significant problem. The goal of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of antivenom in preventing dermatonecrosis in envenomated patients with severe coagulopathy. Methods. Retrospective review of medical records of patients who were envenomated by green pit vipers (Trimeresurus albolabris or T. macrops) following bites on fingers or… CONTINUE READING
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