South American rattlesnake bite and soft-tissue infection: report of a case

Acidente crotálico e infecção de partes moles: relato de um caso

The case of a man bitten by a South American rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus) and who developed an abscess at the site of the bite is reported. Abcesses are a rare complication of this type of envenoming, possibly due to the lack of a strong cytotoxic action of Crotalus durissus venom.

Crotalus durissus; Rattlesnake; Snake bite; Soft-tissue infection

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