Bitis atropos bite.

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Re: Bitis atropos bite.

Postby Bushviper » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:26 pm

The sight problems should be temporary although the loss of the sense of smell has been recorded to be quite some time so the damage to facial or cranial nerves will be interesting.
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Re: Bitis atropos bite.

Postby Snake Charmer » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:00 am

Bushviper wrote:The sight problems should be temporary although the loss of the sense of smell has been recorded to be quite some time so the damage to facial or cranial nerves will be interesting.


This is also what I though re: the sight issue. I don't know if he had a loss of sense of smell though - he was unresponsive when I saw him briefly.
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Re: Bitis atropos bite.

Postby BOOGY » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:00 pm

Dont mean to hijack- I was under the impression that it is "know" that the eyes are particularly affected by said species?
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Re: Bitis atropos bite.

Postby Bushviper » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:59 pm

Boogy due to legal hassles the real story is not on the forum but considering this child has already had a fasciotomy and was taken off his drip it is safe to say the doctors are not that clued up.
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Re: Bitis atropos bite.

Postby Snake Charmer » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:29 pm

Rob wrote:Armata has a case study, one of his mates. Lets hope he shares that.
I wonder, with atropos being split into 3 species, if there is any variation in the venom of the 3 major localities.


Any news on this case study and the person that got bitten? What symptoms did he have?
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