Envenomation Overview

North American Pit Viper Envenomation

The progression of envenomation and achieving initial control

North American pit viper envenomations progress over time. Outcomes vary from patient to patient, depending on many variables, including timeliness of treatment.

Envenomation can affect 3 critical—and potentially life- or limb-threatening—areas:

  • Local
  • Systemic
  • Hemostatic

To learn more about the possible effects within each area, click on the link below:

The Management of North American Pit Viper Envenomation consensus treatment algorithm can be accessed in 4 formats:

 

Geographic Distribution of North American Snakes: Interactive Map of the United States.

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