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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
Print version ISSN 0256-9574

Abstract

SAAIMAN, E L  and  BUYS, P J C. Spitting cobra (Naja nigricincta nigricincta) bites complicated by rhabdomyolysis, possible intravascular haemolysis, and coagulopathy. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2019, vol.109, n.10, pp.736-740. ISSN 2078-5135.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/samj.2019.v109i10.14103.

Zebra snake (Naja nigricincta nigricincta) bite is a significant health problem in Namibia. Although fatalities are thought to be rare, the severe cytotoxic effects and debilitating consequences of neglected bites are well documented. The focus of our treatment has always been the urgent treatment of necrosis. Although there have been a few reports of infant fatalities, acute renal failure and mild coagulation problems, systemic effects after envenomation were not well documented. Three case reports of patients with rhabdomyolysis, intravascular haemolysis and coagulopathy following N. n. nigricincta bites are presented.

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