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Bites by the Monocled Cobra, Naja kaouthia, in Chittagong Division, Bangladesh: Epidemiology, Clinical Features of Envenoming and Management of 70 Identified Cases.

Ulrich Kuch; M N U Tareq; M. F. Ahsan; Mohammad Murad Hossain; John Harris; David A. Warrell; Aniruddha Ghose; Mohammad Abul Faiz; R.D.G. Theakston; M. R. Rahman; ...
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  • Published: 30 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Abstract
We describe 70 cases of monocled cobra (Naja kaouthia) bite admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh. The biting snakes were identified by examining the dead snake and/or detecting N. kaouthia venom antigens in patients' serum. Bites were most common in the early morning and evening during the monsoon (May-July). Ligatures were routinely applied to the bitten limb before admission. Thirty-seven patients consulted traditional healers, most of whom made incisions around the bite site. Fifty-eight patients experienced severe neurotoxicity and most suffered swelling and pain of the bitten limb. The use of an Indian polyvalent antivenom in patients...
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