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Snakebites to the foot: an overview

By Evelyn C Weir and Tom Carline


This short review paper considers the envenomation process following a bite from a snake. The nature of the envenomation by indigenous adder (Vipera berus)is discussed alongside the treatment rationale. The lower limb is a common site for snakebite and reasons for this are detailed. Recommendations for first-line treatment and avoidance are specified

Publisher: The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
Year: 2002
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