Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Anaesthesia. 2007 Jan;62(1):75-8.

Treatment of the first known case of king cobra envenomation in the United Kingdom, complicated by severe anaphylaxis.

Author information

1
Department of Anaethetics and Intensive Care, Frenchay Hospital, Beckspool Road, Frenchay, Bristol BS16 1JE, UK.

Abstract

We report the first known case of envenomation following snake bite by a king cobra in the UK. The patient required tracheal intubation and ventilation. Treatment with king cobra antivenom resulted in anaphylaxis (bronchospasm and hypotension), requiring adrenaline infusion. The patient's trachea was extubated 11 h after administration of antivenom.

Comment in

[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Wiley
    Loading ...
    Support Center