JACOBO GHITIS, M.D.; VIRGINIA BONELLI, M.S.
The opportunity to study the mechanisms of coagulation in a patient bitten by a poisonous snake is rarely encountered. The present report is concerned with a patient who was studied for several days after being bitten and had not received antivenom treatment.
A 6-year-old mestizo girl was bitten in the right ankle by a snake which, according to the father's description, was most probably a bothrops atrox, a common species of poisonous snake in the area of Colombia, South America. Four days after the bite, the child was taken to the rural hospital where she received supportive treatment.
GHITIS J, BONELLI V. Fibrinogenopenia in Snake Bite. Ann Intern Med. ;59:737–739. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-5-737
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(5_Part_1):737-739.
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