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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Please send a pic if you have one. Oxford University Press, NY, pp. The bitten limb must not be exercised as muscular contraction will promote systemic absorption of venom. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 56 1: Acute renal failure with myoglobinuria after tiger snake bite.

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Retrieved from ” https: Group I Case 1, 2, and 3 had received specific antivenom for Bungarus candidus while group 2 case 4 had not. Bungarus candidus Malayan krait snake is a neurotoxin snake. Dangerousness Severe envenoming likely, high lethality potential. Evidence from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence analyses and morphology. Venomous snake, species of krait.

Habitat Lowland hilly primary and secondary wet forest at elevations bungaarus up to about metres.

Bungarus candiduscommonly known as the Malayan krait or blue kraitis a highly venomous species of snake. If the bite is on a caniddus, a broad bandage even torn strips of clothing or pantyhose should be applied over the bitten area at moderate bungars as for a sprain; not so tight circulation is impairedthen extended to cover as much of the bitten limb as possible, including fingers or toes, going over the top of clothing rather than risking excessive limb movement by removing clothing.


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The snake is mainly active at night and is not fond of candifus sunshine. No sedatives outside hospital. On day 7, he was discharged at the request of his relatives without any improvement.

What othe r species might it have been? A Malayan krait could appear like that. Associated Data Supplementary Materials. Bungarus krait bungarux is neurotoxic and attacks the human nervous system, shutting it down. Dorsally, it has a pattern of dark-brown, black, or bluish-black crossbands on the body and tail, which are narrowed and rounded on the sides.

Specific antivenom for Bungarus candidus.

Dorsal scale count 15 17 – 15 – Submit your work to JBC. The patients who received specific antivenom had more rapid improvement ofsigns and symptoms comparing to the patient who did not receive the antivenon.

These were slight movement of feet phalanxes. Be careful around these snakes, their venom is very potent. The first clinical response in case 1, were 12 hours after receiving 16 vials, and in case 2, were 20 hours after receiving 16 vials.

Necrosis, haemorrhage and complement depletion following bites by the spitting cobra Naja nigricollis. Articles with short description Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Avoid peroral intake, absolutely no alcohol. Antivenom available for major species, may prevent worsening of paralysis, but may not reverse established paralysis. Asian Journal of Conservation Biology, 2 2: Previous treatment after snakebite was mainly respiratory support until the patient had spontaneous breathing.


Still, you should never hold one.

If no motor vehicle bkngarus boat is available, the patient can be carried on a stretcher or hurdle, on the pillion or crossbar of a bicycle or on someone’s back. If there is any impairment of vital functions, such as problems with respiration, airway, circulation, heart function, these must be supported as a priority. The smooth dorsal scales are arranged in 15 rows, with the vertebral row much enlarged. A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species.

The basis for reassurance is the fact that many venomous bites do not result in envenoming, the relatively slow progression to severe envenoming hours following elapid bites, days following viper bites and the effectiveness of modern medical treatment.