Venomous snakebite in Thailand. I: Medically important snakes.

  title={Venomous snakebite in Thailand. I: Medically important snakes.},
  author={Lawan Chanhome and M J Cox and Henry Wilde and P Jintakoon and Narongsak Chaiyabutr and Visith Sitprija},
  journal={Military medicine},
  volume={163 5},
Thailand has an abundance of venomous snakes. Among the neurotoxic family Elapidae, there are three species of the genus Naja (cobras), three of the genus Bungarus (kraits), and the king cobra of the genus Ophiophagus. Other Elapidae snakes in Thailand include sea snakes and Asian coral snakes of the genus Calliophis. They have potent venoms but rarely bite humans. Tissue and hemotoxic snakes are represented by family Viperidae, subfamilies Viperinae and Crotalinae. They remain an occupational… CONTINUE READING


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