Traduction en anglais : Epidemiology and clinical features of South American rattlesnakes (Crotalus durissus) envenomation.
Under study were two hundred and forty nine cases of accidents caused by South American rattlesnakes (Crotalus durissus) admitted to the Vital Brasil Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brasil, from 1974 to 1990.
The accidents were more common in the afternoon, from January to April and from October to December.
Ninety nine out of 100 snakes classified as subspecies were C.d. terrificus.
Most of the patients were males (80.70%).
The inferior and superior limbs were bitten in 66.4% and 29.2% of the cases, respectively.
The more frequent clinical manifestations were pain (61.0%) and edema (55.0%) at site of the bite, palpebral ptosis (75.9%), darkening of the urine due to myoglobinuria (38.6%) and myalgia (36.1%).
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Morsure, Epidémiologie, Homme, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Serpent
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Bite, Epidemiology, Human, South America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0087635
Code Inist : 002B16F. Création : 199406.