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Snakebite

Snakebite EMERGENCY CARE The Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Types of head shapes any types of snakes exist in all parts of the world and live in close Venomous snake Nonvenomous snake quarters with humans. More than 20 000 persons worldwide (eg, rattlesnake) (eg, red racer) Mdie of snakebites every year. Many snakebite injuries are preventable with greater education about snakes and how to avoid them. A snakebite is a medical emergency. TYPES OF SNAKEBITES Venomous (poisonous) snakes deliver dangerous poison when they bite their prey. Not every snakebite from a poisonous snake results in venom being delivered, but it is always a possibility. Nonvenomous snakes (those that are not poisonous) also bite, but their bites do not inject venom into the wound. Envenomation is the release of snake venom into the prey’s or person’s body. Venomous snakes use fangs to inject their venom; these fangs often leave 1 or 2 puncture marks when a person is bitten. Nonvenomous snakebites usually result in a semicircular pattern that looks like a large smile on the skin’s surface. Examples of snakebites Venomous snake Nonvenomous snake TREATMENT � Seek medical attention imme diately after a snakebite. � Try to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Snakebite

Abstract

EMERGENCY CARE The Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Types of head shapes any types of snakes exist in all parts of the world and live in close Venomous snake Nonvenomous snake quarters with humans. More than 20 000 persons worldwide (eg, rattlesnake) (eg, red racer) Mdie of snakebites every year. Many snakebite injuries are preventable with greater education about snakes and how to avoid them. A snakebite is a medical emergency. TYPES OF SNAKEBITES Venomous...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2012 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2012.433
pmid
22511695
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Abstract

EMERGENCY CARE The Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Types of head shapes any types of snakes exist in all parts of the world and live in close Venomous snake Nonvenomous snake quarters with humans. More than 20 000 persons worldwide (eg, rattlesnake) (eg, red racer) Mdie of snakebites every year. Many snakebite injuries are preventable with greater education about snakes and how to avoid them. A snakebite is a medical emergency. TYPES OF SNAKEBITES Venomous (poisonous) snakes deliver dangerous poison when they bite their prey. Not every snakebite from a poisonous snake results in venom being delivered, but it is always a possibility. Nonvenomous snakes (those that are not poisonous) also bite, but their bites do not inject venom into the wound. Envenomation is the release of snake venom into the prey’s or person’s body. Venomous snakes use fangs to inject their venom; these fangs often leave 1 or 2 puncture marks when a person is bitten. Nonvenomous snakebites usually result in a semicircular pattern that looks like a large smile on the skin’s surface. Examples of snakebites Venomous snake Nonvenomous snake TREATMENT � Seek medical attention imme diately after a snakebite. � Try to

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Published: Apr 18, 2012

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