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Poisoning & OD | Part Six | Bites & Stings

Bites and Stings: Bees, wasps, spiders, ants, scorpions, snakes, jelly fish Management: usually unless anaphylaxis is present, no medications are warranted Snakebites: Of most concern are Coral snakes and Pit vipers. Venom has: Neurotoxicity: parathesias, paralysis neuromuscular disturbances Hemotoxicity: coagulant, anti-coagulant, hemolytic, platelet Cardiotoxicity: decrease cardiac output and BP Enzymes can lead to tissue destruction […]

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