Severe Toxicity From Crotalid Envenomation After Early Resolution of Symptoms

John A. Guisto

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Initial observation of a patient who sustained a rattlesnake bite on the hand showed resolution of mild swelling over 3 hours. The patient left the emergency department against medical advice, only to return 12 hours later with severe pain and swelling, as well as a marked coagulopathy. This case illustrates the need for an observation period after crotalid bite, even when the envenomation seems to be minor or when symptoms resolve. [Guisto JA: Severe toxicity from crotalid envenomation after early resolution of symptoms. Ann Emerg Med September 1995;26:387-389.].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-389
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of emergency medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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