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F Ait Essi, M A Benhima, I Abkari, Y Najeb, M Latifi, M Khallouki, M A Samkaoui
The amputation of the finger complicating an ophidian bite is rare. It is due to virulence of the venom, its concentration in a small volume of tissue and use of a tourniquet. Support of the victim seeks to save his life and function of his(her) hand. Antivenin immunotherapy is the only specific treatment for ophidian envenimation. It is indicated in case of general signs showing a serious bite, but also if local signs could lead to loss of limb function. The authors report three cases of snakebite complicated by amputation of a finger...
April 2013: Chirurgie de la Main
J P Chippaux, A Massougbodji, R Stock, J Akiana, E Mokondjimobé, H J Parra
The 3rd International Conference on Envenomations was held in Brazzaville from 15 to 17 November; 2007. At this meeting, updating of epidemiological and treatment information on envenomations in Africa were presented. A round table concluded the conference drawing contributors' main recommendations. One of these recommendation pointed out the need to treat the problem of envenimations at a regional level by creating a group of experts in charge of considering the priorities as well as identifying relevant strategies of management, ensuring the plea and finding the financing...
December 2008: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
R Soulaymani Bencheikh, Z Faraj, I Semlali, L Ouammi, M Badri
Scorpion stings represent the first cause of poisoning with an incidence of 30 to 50% of all declared cases in the Centre Anti Poison of Morocco (CAPM). Aware of this increasing problem, the CAPM paid special attention to this pathology. Thanks to its retrospective and prospective studies, the scorpion species mapping has been determined as well as the demographic features of stung patients, the nature and the chronology of clinical events in scorpion envenimation, and the epidemiological, clinical and therapeutical factors of severity...
November 2003: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
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July 1, 1956: La Revue du Praticien
T Rebai, M Tibi, S Hammami, Z Sahnoun, L Keskes, N Bouayed-Abdelmoula, K M Zeghal
The clinic table of serious scorpionic envenimation is dominated by cardiovascular and pulmonary perturbations. The physiopathology of cardiac failure in man as well as at animal is again badly elucidated. The aim of our study has consisted in evaluating the hemodynamic variations of the Rat poisoned by the venom of the Buthus occitanus scorpion and to contribute through the analyse of plasmatic concentrations of catecholamines and by an histomorphometric study of muscular microcirculation to explain the mechanism of the hemodynamic perturbations and cardiac failure...
June 2003: Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux
D Tessier
Anyone traveling far from home should take along a first aid kit. Contents should be chosen carefully with the awareness that infection is not the main problem facing travelers. The basic kit is the same regardless of the purpose or duration of the trip or of the health and knowledge of the traveler. Priority should be given to allergic risks, to the quality of the thermometer, to the packaging of indispensable medications to a medical certificate justifying transport of drugs and syringes for personal medical use, and to preventive devices for sexually transmitted diseases...
1997: Médecine Tropicale: Revue du Corps de Santé Colonial
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