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Envenoming by the viperid snake Eristicophis macmahonii

, : Envenoming by the viperid snake Eristicophis macmahonii. Toxicon 46(8): 918-920

Little is known about the effects of bites by the rare viperid snake Eristicophis maemahonii. A 31-year-old Belgian man, who keeps these animals as a hobby, was bitten on a finger by one of his pets while trying to give it some medicine. The patient developed syncope, followed by a sudden extensive skin rash and massive edema of the arm. lie recovered completely, except for a small area of limited tissue necrosis on the bitten finger. (C) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


PMID: 16269163

DOI: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2005.08.019

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