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Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 66--68

Venomous snakebites: Management and anti-snake venom


John Emmanuel Jesudasan, Kundavaram Paul Prabhakar Abhilash 
 Department of Emergency Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. John Emmanuel Jesudasan
Department of Emergency Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
India

In the Indian subcontinent, the “Big four” snakes of cobra, krait, Russell's viper, and saw-scaled viper are responsible for most of the venomous snakebites. Diagnosing envenomation is a pure clinical skill with no diagnostic kit available yet. Anti-snake venom (ASV) is a precious commodity, and clinicians across the country must be aware of the process of production of ASV so that they may use it judiciously for the treatment of envenomation.


How to cite this article:
Jesudasan JE, Abhilash KP. Venomous snakebites: Management and anti-snake venom.Curr Med Issues 2019;17:66-68


How to cite this URL:
Jesudasan JE, Abhilash KP. Venomous snakebites: Management and anti-snake venom. Curr Med Issues [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 22 ];17:66-68
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