Mordedura de serpiente

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Mordedura de serpiente

Las mordeduras de serpientes venenosas constituyen emergencias médicas y requieren atención inmediata. La mordedura de una serpiente puede causar daño severo del tejido local y, con frecuencia, requiere cuidado diario. El antídoto correcto puede salvar la vida de un paciente. Aun cuando la mayoría de las serpientes no son venenosas, se debe evitar jugar con una serpiente a menos que la persona esté debidamente adiestrada.

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  • Last Reviewed on 01/01/2013
  • Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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This page was last updated: May 7, 2013

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