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H G Weed
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate wound infection in nonvenomous snakebite. DESIGN: Prospective clinical series. SETTING: Massachusetts Poison Control System. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-two consecutive children and adults with nonenvenomated snakebite wounds. INTERVENTIONS: Patients were examined and advised that there was no published clinical evidence that prophylactic antibiotics were beneficial for nonenvenomated snakebites...
February 1993: Annals of Emergency Medicine
V O McCarty, R A Cox, B Haglund
A 21-month-old male was found dead in his crib. An escaped pet python snake (Python reticulatus) was found near the child on a cribside shelf. Autopsy findings included petechiae associated with asphyxial death plus puncture wounds consistent with the reptile's teeth. This report details this 1982 death of a child in Reno, Nevada, and includes illustration of the reptile's bite marks plus description of snake jaw mechanics in swallowing.
January 1989: Journal of Forensic Sciences
H Schultz
A family presented with a papular vesiculo-bullous eruption of the skin, found to be caused by the snake mite, Ophionyssus natricis (Cervais, 1844). A pet python was the primary host. Treatment of the animal and its environment led to clearance of the human skin lesions.
December 1975: British Journal of Dermatology
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