Rhabdophis tigrinus is not a pit viper but its bites result in venom-induced consumptive coagulopathy similar to many viper bites

Anjana Silva, Toru Hifumi, Atsushi Sakai, Akihiko Yamamoto, Masahiro Murakawa, Manabu Ato, Keigo Shibayama, Akihiko Ginnaga, Hiroshi Kato, Yuichi Koido, Junichi Inoue, Yuko Abe, Kenya Kawakita, Masanobu Hagiike, Yasuhiro Kuroda

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Abstract

As a response to the recent article by Hifumi et al. published in the Journal of Intensive Care, the present correspondence clarifies the family-level taxonomy of the yamakagashi (Rhabdophis tigrinus). Further, the relevance of the term 'venom-induced consumptive coagulopathy,' instead of disseminated intravascular coagulation, in describing the procoagulant coagulopathy of R. tigrinus is highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Article number43
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Intensive Care
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coagulopathy
  • Colubridae
  • Natricinae
  • Rhabdophis
  • Viperidae

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