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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S Afr Med J. Cases 1, 2, and 3 had persistent mydriasis andfixed pupils until discharge. Journal of Herpetology 28 4: Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra Indonesiawith the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. Do be very cautious to not hand-hold any black and white banded snake in Thailand.

These include local cauterization, incision, excision, amputation, suction by mouth, vacuum pump or syringe, combined incision and suction “venom-ex” apparatusinjection or instillation of compounds such as potassium permanganate, phenol carbolic soap and trypsin, application of electric bunharus or ice cryotherapyuse of traditional herbal, folk and other remedies including the ingestion of emetic plant products and parts of the snake, multiple incisions, tattooing and so on. The snakes of Sumatra.

Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine. Head is flat and slightly distinct from neck. Best viewed in x resolution or higher.

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

Chimaira, Frankfurt, pp. No attempt should be made to pursue the snake into the undergrowth as this will risk further bites. Reptarium The Reptile Database. Here’s our latest book with detailed information on Thailand’s 35 Deadly Snakes.


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General Shape Medium in length, slender, bunyarus bodied snake with a short tail ending in a sharp tip. Antivenom available for major species, may prevent worsening of paralysis, but may not reverse established paralysis. After ensuring the patient and onlookers have moved out of range of further strikes by the snake, the bitten person should be reassured and persuaded to lie down and remain still. All rings or other jewellery on the bitten limb, especially on fingers, should be removed, as bungxrus may act as tourniquets if oedema develops.

Retrieved 21 October The closely related Bungarus multicinctus is ranked 3rd in bungagus world for toxicity of venom based on some LD data terrestrial snakes. In case 1, 2, and 4, the first signs and symptoms were dyspnea, difficulty with speech, and opening the eyelids at 50 minutes minutes. Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek. On day 2, his blood pressure dropped, he was on dopamine to raise his BP On day 3, he developed ventricular fibrillation.

DNA barcodes suggested multiple species within this species Laopichienpong et al.

Specific antivenom for Bungarus candidus.

A popular treatise of the common Indian snakes. Avoid peroral intake, absolutely no alcohol. For Australian snakes only, do not wash or clean the wound in any way, as this may interfere with later venom detection once in a hospital.

In particular, for bites causing flaccid paralysis, including respiratory paralysis, both airway and respiration may be impaired, requiring urgent and prolonged treatment, which may include the mouth to mask mouth to mouth technique of expired air transfer. King cobras, Laotian wolf snakes both have thinner stripes.

No response to stimuli and respiratory paralysis occurred at 20 hours after the snakebite. An annotated checklist and key with natural history notes. Antivenom Therapy Only antivenoms available are for related species, but should be used for significant envenoming. The diversity of a snake community in a karst forest ecosystem in the central Truong Son, Caniddus, with an identification key.


Bungarus javanicus, eine neue Giftschlange von Java.

Bungarus candidus | The Reptile Database

Article in Zootaxa Habits Nocturnal and terrestrial snake with an inoffensive disposition. A survey of amphibians and reptiles in Chu Mom Ray National Park, Vietnam, with implications for herpetofaunal conservation. A Malayan krait could appear like that. Be careful around these snakes, their venom is very potent. After receiving 23 vials ofspecific antivenom, he accidentally extubated himself however, he could breathe adequately using a mask with a bag.

Abstract In bunharus 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. Snake posts by Vern Lovic. J Assoc Physicians India.

These were slight movement of feet phalanxes. The banded and Malayan blue kraits are not known to bite during the daytime. Group I Case 1, 2, and 3 had received specific antivenom for Bungarus candidus while group 2 case 4 had not.

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