Eric J Lavonas
Affiliation: Carolinas Medical Center
- Severe puff adder (Bitis arietans) envenomation with coagulopathyEric J Lavonas
Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine and Carolinas Poison Center, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28209, USA
J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 40:911-8. 2002..Puff adder bites in North America result from snakes in captivity. Although thrombolytic enzymes are present in puff adder venom, significant coagulopathy has not been previously reported with a confirmed puff adder envenomation...
- Initial experience with Crotalidae polyvalent immune Fab (ovine) antivenom in the treatment of copperhead snakebiteEric J Lavonas
Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 28232 2861, USA
Ann Emerg Med 43:200-6. 2004..FabAV has not been tested in human beings envenomated by copperhead snakes...
- Copperhead envenomations in the CarolinasAlix Thorson
Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28232-2861, USA
J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 41:29-35. 2003..CONCLUSION: Copperhead bites typically result in mild to moderate envenomation due to local tissue effects. Significant systemic manifestations are rare. Limb dysfunction can be prolonged...