Mordedura de serpiente

Las mordeduras de serpientes venenosas constituyen emergencias médicas y requieren atención inmediata. La mordedura de una serpiente puede causar daño severo del tejido local y, con frecuencia, requiere cuidado diario. El antídoto correcto puede salvar la vida de un paciente. Aun cuando la mayoría de las serpientes no son venenosas, se debe evitar jugar con una serpiente a menos que la persona esté debidamente adiestrada.Mordedura de serpiente

Revision

Last reviewed 1/1/2013 by Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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