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Letters Snake bite

Problems with treating snake bite in India

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 14 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i103
  1. Soumyadeep Bhaumik, medical doctor1
  1. 1Liverpool L3 8AF, UK
  1. drsoumyadeepbhaumik{at}

Venkatesh and colleagues’ suggest that India has a successful model for treating snake bite, but this is not true.1 2

Firstly, the two management protocols they cite were not universally taken up and different protocols with different dosing and indications for antivenom are used.3 …

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