Socio-Economic Manifestation Dealing with a Proven Green Pit Viper (Cryptelytrops sp.) Envenomation- A Case from Nalagad Municipality, Jajarkot, Karnali Province, Nepal
Badri Baral 1 2 * , Ganesh Bahadur Magar 2, Karan Bahadur Shah 3
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1 Nepal Environmental Research Institute (NERI), Tarakeshwor 9, Kathmandu 44610, Nepal
2 Nature Conservation Initiative Nepal (NCI-Nepal), Gokarneshwor 5, Kathmandu 44602, Nepal
3 Himalayan Nature, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Abstract

This case documents envenomation by a Green pit viper (Cryptelytrops sp.), a species found in South and Southeast Asia that causes the majority of venomous snakebites among Southeast Asian pit vipers. The proven life-threatening cases described in published literature, however, are sparse. We report a case of noticeable envenomation due to confirmed Green pit viper, Cryptelytrops sp. bite in Jajarkot. This is the first known reported case of such a bite from Jajarkot in Nepal. This case highlights the urgent need to improve diagnosis, monitoring, and supportive care for snakebite victims in Nepal.

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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.29333/jcei/11514

J CLIN EXP INVEST, 2022 - Volume 13 Issue 1, Article No: em00786

Publication date: 09 Jan 2022

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