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Alternate Names : Snake Venom Poisoning

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

A snakebite occurs when a snake uses its fangs to bite a person. Some snakes inject venom into the person through the fangs.

What are the causes and risks of the injury?

Many species of venomous snakes can bite and poison humans. These include pit vipers, such as rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths, or water moccasins. They also include tropical snakes, such as cobras, mambas, and coral snakes.


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Snakebite: Symptoms & Signs

Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 06/07/01

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