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Toxicon. 2016 Dec 15;124:94-96. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2016.11.246. Epub 2016 Nov 11.

Envenomation by Bothrops punctatus in southwestern Colombia.

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1
Department of Internal Medicine, Fundación Valle del Lili, Universidad Icesi, Cali, Colombia. Electronic address: cacd12@hotmail.com.
2
Department of Internal Medicine, Fundación Valle del Lili, Universidad Icesi, Cali, Colombia.

Abstract

Bothrops punctatus (Chocoan forest lancehead) is a semi-arboreal pitviper species distributed in Panamá, Colombia, and Ecuador, whose human envenomation is poorly characterized. We describe two patients bitten by B. punctatus, whose most relevant clinical feature was the development of a severe coagulopathy with few local manifestations (mild edema without signs of necrosis) at the site of the bite. Patients quickly improved their clinical and laboratory abnormalities after polyvalent antivenom application.

KEYWORDS:

Bothrops punctatus; Chocoan lancehead; Colombia; Snake envenomation

PMID:
27845059
DOI:
10.1016/j.toxicon.2016.11.246
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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