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.
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GHITIS J, BONELLI V. Fibrinogenopenia in Snake Bite. Ann Intern Med. 1963;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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