Abstract The case of a man bitten by a South American rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus) and who developed an abscess at the site of the bite is reported. Abcesses are a rare complication of this type of envenoming, possibly due to the lack of a strong cytotoxic action of Crotalus durissus venom. Key-words: Crotalus durissus. Rattlesnake. Snake bite. Soft-tissue infection.Resumo Relata-se o caso de um acidente ofídico por Crotalus durissus que apresentou como complicação abscesso no local da picada. Abscessos sã… Show more
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