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Clinical profile of viper envenomations in Kerala, India: some unanswered questions

Authors Gopalakrishnan M, Saurabh S, Dutta TK

Received 17 June 2018

Accepted for publication 11 July 2018

Published 3 October 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 391—392


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Maya Gopalakrishnan,1 Suman Saurabh,2 Tarun Kumar Dutta3

1Department of Internal Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India; 2Neglected Tropical Diseases- WHO India, Muzaffarpur, India; 3Department of Internal Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India

We congratulate Kumar et al for their relevant study “Clinical and epidemiologic profile and predictors of outcome of poisonous snake bites – an analysis of 1,500 cases from a tertiary care center in Malabar, North Kerala, India” published in June 2018 in the International Journal of General Medicine.1 The study is noteworthy in being one of the largest series addressing snake bites from the subcontinent. The study has succeeded in highlighting several important findings related to snake envenomation, which is a serious and neglected problem in India and other tropical countries.

View the original paper by Kumar and colleagues.


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