Two cases of mamushi (Agkistrodon halys) viper bite occurred on the next day following passage of a typhoon

Hisao Kano, Akiko Yagami, Kayoko Suzuki, Hirohiko Akamatsu, Kayoko Matsunaga

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We report two cases of mamushi (Agkistrodon halys) viper bite occurred on the next day following passage of a typhoon. Case 1 was a 65-year-old man, whose right third finger was bitten by a mamushi during working in a farm. Relaxation incision of the finger and intravenous drip infusions of mamushi anti-toxin equine serum and betamethasone successfully treated him. Case 2 was a 64-year-old man, whose left hand was bitten by a mamushi when he sat on a roadside while collecting honeycombs. Since he showed a strong positive reaction to the mamushi antitoxin equine serum with intracuttaneous test, no anti-toxin was used. He was also successfully treated with intravenous drip infusion of betamethasone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-236
Number of pages5
JournalSkin Research
Volume1
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2002

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Agkistrodon
Cyclonic Storms
Bites and Stings
Intravenous Infusions
Betamethasone
Horses
Fingers
Antitoxins
Serum
Hand

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  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Kano, Hisao ; Yagami, Akiko ; Suzuki, Kayoko ; Akamatsu, Hirohiko ; Matsunaga, Kayoko. / Two cases of mamushi (Agkistrodon halys) viper bite occurred on the next day following passage of a typhoon. In: Skin Research. 2002 ; Vol. 1, No. 3. pp. 232-236.
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