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Scientific Name: Bungarus candidus (Linnaeus, ) Taxonomic Notes: Bungarus javanicus is considered to be a melanistic form of B. candidus (see Kuch. Envenoming by kraits (genus Bungarus) is a medically significant issue in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Malayan krait (Bungarus candidus). BACKGROUND: Bungarus candidus (Malayan krait) snake is a neurotoxin snake . Previous treatment after snakebite was mainly respiratory support until the.

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The bite wound should not be tampered with in any way. Monocled Cobras — Venomous — Very Deadly.

The first is deadly of courseand the second is harmless. Abstract In contrast to most short and long chain curaremimetic neurotoxins that produce virtually irreversible neuromuscular blockade in isolated nerve-muscle preparations, candoxin, a novel three-finger toxin from the Malayan krait Bungarus candidusproduced postjunctional neuromuscular blockade that was readily and completely reversible.

Case 2 was extubated on day 4 after the snakebite while case 1 was extubated later on day 10 because of superimposing pneumonia.

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Most traditional, and many of the more recently fashionable, first aid measures are useless and potentially dangerous. Necrosis, haemorrhage and complement depletion following bites by the spitting cobra Naja nigricollis. Habitat Lowland hilly primary and secondary wet forest at elevations usually up to about metres. Additional amphibians and reptiles from the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Northwestern Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia, with comments on their taxonomy and the discovery of three new species.


Previous treatment after snakebite was mainly respiratory support until the patient had spontaneous breathing.

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Bkngarus your work to JBC. Be careful around these snakes, their venom is very potent. Chimaira, Frankfurt, pp. The diversity of a snake community in a karst forest ecosystem in the central Truong Son, Vietnam, with an identification key.

Malayan Krait – Blue Krait | Bungarus candidus | Highly Toxic Venom

Venom Other Not present or not significant. Retrieved 3 January The two bite sites were virtually painless and resulted in slight transient erythema and edema. All four patients developed neurological signs and symptoms from this neurotoxic venom. Death is the usual result if no treatment is given. He could spontaneously open his eyelids 40 hours after receiving 38 vials specific antivenom.

The serpents of Thailand and adjacent waters. Articles with short description Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Not found higher than 1, m above sea level often. Erfahrungen bei der Terrarienhaltung von vier Arten nahrungs bjngarus spezialisierter Giftnattern der Gattung Bungarus Daudin,Teil 1 – Bungarus candidus Linnaeus, Many will be terrified, fearing sudden death and, in this mood, they may behave irrationally or even hysterically.


This was noted by being able to respond candixus commands and the motor power changed to grade 2 however, full ptosis was still present up to 24 hours. Laopichienpong, Nararat et al. The risk is too great.

Specific antivenom for Bungarus candidus.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The third case had delayed onset of signs and symptoms of neurotoxicity compared to the other three patients. Checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of the Cardamom region of Southwestern Cambodia. First aid for bites by Elapid snakes which do not cause significant injury at the bite site see Comments for partial listingbut which may have the potential canddidus cause significant general systemic effects, such as paralysis, muscle damage, or bleeding.

Dyspnea, difficulty with speech, and opening eyelids occurred at 5 hours after the snakebite. View this article with LENS. Google Scholar Articles by Nirthanan, S.