Title

Viper-induced Consumptive Coagulopathy from a Decapitated Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Division

North Florida

Hospital

Orange Park

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

1-6-2020

Keywords

snake venom, eastern diamondback rattlesnake, venom-induced consumptive coagulopathy, VICC, snake bites, bites and stings

Disciplines

Biological Factors | Complex Mixtures | Diseases | Emergency Medicine

Abstract

We present the case of a patient who presented with viper-induced consumptive coagulopathy after a bite on the thumb from a decapitated eastern diamondback rattlesnake. The patient was evaluated and treated in the Emergency Department and was admitted to the intensive care unit.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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