Section 23
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Envenomations by Orsini's Viper Vipera ursinii (Bonaparte, 1835)

Orsini, P.; Arriba, O.; Baron, J.-Pierre; Cheylan, M.; Cluchier, A.; Ferriere, R.; Labeyrie, A.; Lyet, A.; Lemonnier-Darcemont, M.

Bulletin de la Societe Herpetologique de France 124: 49-62


Accession: 022561546

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The authors, all nine of them having at least been bitten once by Orsini's Viper Vipera ursinii, relate the circumstances of fourteen cases of bites and the associated clinic effects. In nine cases, the bite was hardly painful; in five others the pain of the bite was comparable to that of a Wasp sting. A description of the symptoms caused by the bites is given. In most of the cases these are restricted to minor effects: localised oedema and/or loss of sensitivity of the bitten finger. Neither systemic nor neurological signs were observed.

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