oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Vine snake envenomation

Volume 34, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A case of envenomation by Thelotornis capensis oatesii (Vine Snake or Bird Snake) is reported. This colubrid snake is frequently considered harmless; to our knowledge this is the third report of envenomation due to this snake. No specific antivenom is available but the haemostatic defect can be corrected with fresh frozen plasma.

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