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Venomous snake bite without clinical envenoming ('dry-bite'). A neglected problem in Brazil



Venomous snake bite without clinical envenoming ('dry-bite'). A neglected problem in Brazil



Tropical and Geographical Medicine 47(2): 82-85



Venomous snake bite without envenoming ('dry-bite') has been recognized throughout the world, but neglected in the Brazilian literature. Forty cases of patients bitten by venomous snakes of the genera Bothrops (lance-headed vipers) and Crotalus (South American rattlesnakes), confirmed by identification of the captured or dead snake, were seen in a 34-month prospective study carried out in a teaching hospital in southeastern Brazil.

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