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[An overview on envenomings inflicted by the Common adder (Vipera berus) and their treatment in Hungary. Facts and beliefs -- part I].
Orv Hetil. 2012 Jul 15; 153(28):1092-105.OH

Abstract

Consequences of bites by the Common adder (Vipera berus) were reviewed in this study. Patients bitten by snakes from different populations may develop variable symptoms due to geographical venom variation. The correct diagnosis of snake bites and the knowledge of the distribution of venomous snake taxa have a crucial impact on snake bite therapy. The characteristic symptoms of patients bitten by V. berus in Hungary are highlighted. The habitat characteristics, seasonal activity and the Hungarian distribution of the adder are described based on literature data, museum specimens and field observations. However, envenomings are uncommon in Hungary, the annual 3 to 4 incidents have to be taken seriously, regardless of the age and actual health condition of the patients. Contrary to beliefs persisting both among laymen and professionals, the venom of V. berus is powerful. Medical observation of the patients is necessary in the first 5 to 6 hours. Any systemic symptom or progression of the edema requires hospital admission.

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Debreceni Egyetem Farmakognózia Részleg Debrecen. malinata@lilly.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Historical Article
Journal Article
Review

Language

hun

PubMed ID

22776522

Citation

Malina, Tamás, et al. "[An Overview On Envenomings Inflicted By the Common Adder (Vipera Berus) and Their Treatment in Hungary. Facts and Beliefs -- Part I]." Orvosi Hetilap, vol. 153, no. 28, 2012, pp. 1092-105.
Malina T, Babocsay G, Krecsák L, et al. [An overview on envenomings inflicted by the Common adder (Vipera berus) and their treatment in Hungary. Facts and beliefs -- part I]. Orv Hetil. 2012;153(28):1092-105.
Malina, T., Babocsay, G., Krecsák, L., Schuller, P., Zacher, G., & Vasas, G. (2012). [An overview on envenomings inflicted by the Common adder (Vipera berus) and their treatment in Hungary. Facts and beliefs -- part I]. Orvosi Hetilap, 153(28), 1092-105. https://doi.org/10.1556/OH.2012.29407
Malina T, et al. [An Overview On Envenomings Inflicted By the Common Adder (Vipera Berus) and Their Treatment in Hungary. Facts and Beliefs -- Part I]. Orv Hetil. 2012 Jul 15;153(28):1092-105. PubMed PMID: 22776522.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [An overview on envenomings inflicted by the Common adder (Vipera berus) and their treatment in Hungary. Facts and beliefs -- part I]. AU - Malina,Tamás, AU - Babocsay,Gergely, AU - Krecsák,László, AU - Schuller,Péter, AU - Zacher,Gábor, AU - Vasas,Gábor, PY - 2012/7/11/entrez PY - 2012/7/11/pubmed PY - 2012/9/22/medline SP - 1092 EP - 105 JF - Orvosi hetilap JO - Orv Hetil VL - 153 IS - 28 N2 - Consequences of bites by the Common adder (Vipera berus) were reviewed in this study. Patients bitten by snakes from different populations may develop variable symptoms due to geographical venom variation. The correct diagnosis of snake bites and the knowledge of the distribution of venomous snake taxa have a crucial impact on snake bite therapy. The characteristic symptoms of patients bitten by V. berus in Hungary are highlighted. The habitat characteristics, seasonal activity and the Hungarian distribution of the adder are described based on literature data, museum specimens and field observations. However, envenomings are uncommon in Hungary, the annual 3 to 4 incidents have to be taken seriously, regardless of the age and actual health condition of the patients. Contrary to beliefs persisting both among laymen and professionals, the venom of V. berus is powerful. Medical observation of the patients is necessary in the first 5 to 6 hours. Any systemic symptom or progression of the edema requires hospital admission. SN - 0030-6002 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22776522/[An_overview_on_envenomings_inflicted_by_the_Common_adder__Vipera_berus__and_their_treatment_in_Hungary__Facts_and_beliefs____part_I]_ L2 - https://akjournals.com/doi/10.1556/OH.2012.29407 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -