Neurotoxic envenoming following bites by the Malayan krait (Bungarus candidus)

Kanchanapongkul, J.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 85(8): 945-948

2002


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 12403218
Document Number: 7205
The author reports three cases of patient bitten by the Malayan krait (Bungarus candidus). Within two to six hours after bites, patients developed ptosis, ophthalmoplegia, dysarthria, dysphagia and generalized paralysis requiring assisted ventilation. After ventilatory support and other supportive treatments, all patients gradually recovered to normal activity.

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Neurotoxic envenoming following bites by the Malayan krait (Bungarus candidus)