HEFT Repository

Snakebites in Africa and Europe: a military perspective and update for contemporary operations.

Wilkins, Daniel and Burns, D S and Wilson, D and Warrell, D A and Lamb, L E M (2018) Snakebites in Africa and Europe: a military perspective and update for contemporary operations. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps. ISSN 0035-8665.

Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://jramc.bmj.com/content/early/2018/04/05/jram...

Abstract

Snakebite envenoming is rare among military patients, with few cases reported in recent years. Increasingly, however, military operations are taking place in remote parts of Africa, which are inhabited by numerous species of venomous snake, and in Europe, where dangerous species exist but are less common. Bites from a venomous snake may prove fatal, and therefore military medics must be adequately prepared to manage them. This paper reviews the most medically significant species of venomous snake present in Africa and Europe, before suggesting an evidence-based approach to snakebite prevention and management, including possible changes to the UK's Clinical Guidelines for Operations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WC Communicabable diseases > WC680 Tropical medicine
Divisions: Clinical Support > Infectious Diseases
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2018 13:13
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2018 13:13
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1635

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item