Accession Number:

AD0432899

Title:

THE EFFECT OF EDTA ON THE EXTENT OF TISSUE DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE VENOMS OF BOTHROPS ATROX (FER-DE-LANCE) AND AGKISTRODON PISCIVORUS (COTTONMOUTH MOCCASIN)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Report Date:

1963-10-03

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Snakebite may produce a systemic as well as local effect. Hemorrhage and tissue necrosis are the local effects of the venoms of the cottonmouth moccasin and the fer-de-lance. The chelating agent EDTA injected immediately following and in the area of envenomation greatly reduces the local effects of these particular venoms.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE