Acad Emerg Med 2001 Feb;8(2):177-82
Department of Medical Toxicology, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
Objective: To describe the demographics and primary inpatient treatment of victims of rattle-snake bites (RSBs) referred to a teritiary referral poison treatment center in central Arizona, and to compare the frequency of local tissue complications and hematologic toxicity during hospitalization in children with those for adults.
Methods: This was a chart review of patients diagnosed as having RSB by a toxicology service between July 1994 and April 2000. Data collected included: age, sex, date, bite location, time to and length of hospitalization, time to and amount of antivenin, serial hematologic studies, and inpatient complications. Read More