Crotalid snake envenomation

C. P. Holstege, M. B. Miller, M. Wermuth, B. Furbee, S. C. Curry

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Over 5000 Americans suffer from snake bites annually, and of these, nearly one quarter are from poisonous species. Although these cases are undeniably reported, death appears to occur in only a few cases each year, and often reflects delay in obtaining medical care. Two families of venomous snake indigenous to the United States account for most envenomations: Crotalidae (pit vipers or new world vipers) and Elapidae. This article focuses on the snakes of the Crotalidae family.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)889-921
Number of pages33
JournalCritical Care Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Holstege, C. P., Miller, M. B., Wermuth, M., Furbee, B., & Curry, S. C. (1997). Crotalid snake envenomation. Critical Care Clinics, 13(4), 889-921.