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Severe local envenoming and mild coagulopathy following green pit viper (Trimeresurus trigonocephalus) bite in Sri Lanka

Authors:

K. V. D. Ranga Chamara ,

Base Hospital Gampola, Gampola, LK
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Sunil Bowattage,

Base Hospital Gampola, Gampola, LK
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Kalana Maduwage

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Green pit viper (Trimeresurus trigonocephalus) is considered a potentially highly venomous arboreal endemic pit viper which inhabits Sri Lanka. Green pit viper bites usually result in local envenoming and systemic envenoming features like coagulopathy are rare. We report an authenticated case of green pit viper envenoming which resulted in severe local inflammation  which was associated with mild coagulopathy.
How to Cite: Chamara, K.V.D.R., Bowattage, S. and Maduwage, K., 2020. Severe local envenoming and mild coagulopathy following green pit viper (Trimeresurus trigonocephalus) bite in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine, 29(2), pp.86–89. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljm.v29i2.164
Published on 15 Dec 2020.
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