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Title: Excessive fibrinolysis: the coagulopathy following Merrem's hump-nosed viper( Hypnale hypnale) bites
Authors: Premawardhena, A.P.
Seneviratne, S.L.
Gunatilake, S.B.
de Silva, H.J.
Keywords: Snake Bites
Blood Coagulation Disorders-etiology
Snake Bites-blood
Snake Bites-complications
Prospective Studies
Issue Date: 1998
Citation: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 1998; 58(6): pp.821-823
Abstract: In 56 patients with proven hump-nosed viper (Hypnale hypnale) bites, 12 (21.4 percent) developed continued oozing of blood from the site of the bite and a prolonged clotting time. Further investigations showed low fibrinogen levels and increased fibrinogen degradation products in plamsa. The bleeding time, platelet count, prothrombin time, and partial thromboplastin time with kaolin were normal. The bite of this snake can be complicated with a coagulopathy in which excessive fibrinolysis seems to be the main abnormality
Description: Indexed in MEDLINE
ISSN: 0002-9637 (Print)
1476-1645 (Electronic)
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