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Envenimations ou intoxications par les animaux venimeux ou vénéneux: I. Généralités
Chippaux, J.-P.; Goyffon, M. (2006). Envenimations ou intoxications par les animaux venimeux ou vénéneux: I. Généralités. Méd. Trop. 66: 215-220
In: Médecine Tropicale. IMTSSA: Marseille. ISSN 0025-682X, more
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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Envenomation - Poisoning - Venomous animals - Poisonous animals - Risks - World - Antivenin therapy

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  • Chippaux, J.-P.
  • Goyffon, M.

Abstract
    Venomous animals that are able to innoculate or inject venom and poisonous animals that cannot inject venom but are toxic when ingested belong to all zoological groups. They can be encountered worldwide in any ecosystem on land and at sea but they are more common and more dangerous in tropical areas. This first article of a series to appear in the next issues of Médecine Tropicale presents an overview of species involved in envenomations and poisonings. In addition to a brief reviewing geographic risks and circumstances in which bites, stings or ingestion occur, some information is provided about antivenim therapy, the only etiological treatment.

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