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Type: Journal article
Title: Spotted black snake (Pseudechis guttatus) envenoming
Author: Jansen, M.
McLeod, M.
White, J.
Isbister, G.
Citation: Medical Journal of Australia, 2007; 186(1):41-42
Publisher: Australasian Med Publ Co Ltd
Issue Date: 2007
ISSN: 0025-729X
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Melanie Jansen, Monique McLeod, Julian White and Geoffrey K. Isbister
Abstract: We report two cases of spotted black snake (Pseudechis guttatus) envenoming. One patient experienced localised burning pain around the bite and developed nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, upper abdominal cramping and diaphoresis. He was treated with intravenous fluids and antiemetics, but no antivenom, and was discharged 23 hours after the bite. The second patient developed a severe headache, blurred vision and mild nausea, associated with severe pain and swelling of the bitten limb that took 4 days to resolve. No antivenom was given and the patient had no sequelae. Neither patient developed significant coagulopathy, myolysis or neuromuscular paralysis. Bites by this species appear to cause effects similar to those of the more common red-bellied black snake (P. porphyriacus).
Keywords: Animals
Snake Bites
Middle Aged
DOI: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb00788.x
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