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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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ARAUJO, Maria Elisabeth de  and  SANTOS, Ana Cristina M.C.A. dos. Cases of human envenoming caused by Philodryas olfersii and Philodryas patagoniensis (serpentes: Colubridae). Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 1997, vol.30, n.6, pp. 517-519. ISSN 0037-8682.

The present paper reports two cases of human envenoming by colubrid snakes of Philodryas, considered as not poisonous, showing evidence of the clinical aspects and the evolution of the symptoms of envenoming. The similarity of these cases with those caused by Bothrops suggests a more careful evaluation on the victims considering the medical treatment to be adopted.

Keywords : Human envenoming; Colubridae; Philodryas; Bothrops.

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