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Coral snake poisoning

Coral snake poisoning: Introduction

Coral snake poisoning: The Coral snake is a usually brightly colored, poisonous snake found mainly in America and Africa. The toxicity amongst species is variable. They are considered a shy snake and bites are usually the result of deliberate handling. Coral snakes have to bite for long enough to release the toxin through the fangs so envenomation tends to be rarer than for other snakes who can strike and envenomate rapidly. The snake venom contains toxins which mainly affect the nerve systems. Children tend to suffer more severe symptoms due to their smaller body size. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Coral snake poisoning is available below.

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Prognosis for Coral snake poisoning

Prognosis for Coral snake poisoning: Weakness may persist for many months following a snake bite. Prompt medical attention and administration of antivenin usually leads to a full recovery.

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