Validation of a severity score for the assessment of crotalid snakebite.

@article{Dart1996ValidationOA,
  title={Validation of a severity score for the assessment of crotalid snakebite.},
  author={R C Dart and K M Hurlbut and Regife Garc{\'i}a and Jerry Boren},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={
          321-6
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE No research tool exists for the clinical evaluation of crotalid snakebite. We sought to determine the correlation of the snakebite severity score (SSS) with the clinical assessment of physicians experienced in the management of crotalid snakebite. METHODS We retrospectively used the SSS to quantify the severity of envenomation in 108 patients with crotalid snakebite. Two physicians experienced in the management of venomous snakebite independently and blindly assessed the… CONTINUE READING

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