Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0495

Rosany Bochner

Rosany Bochner
Instituto de Comunicação e Informação Científica e Tecnológica em Saúde Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, RJ,

  • Research Article
    A Profile of Snake Bites in Brazil, 2001 to 2012
    Author(s): Rosany Bochner, Judith Tiomny Fiszon and Claudio MachadoRosany Bochner, Judith Tiomny Fiszon and Claudio Machado

    Snake bite incidents are on rise in Brazil. The present study updates the current state of knowledge about snake poisoning in Brazil, following a descriptive and retrospective method. The study is based on the information on 329,180 cases registered at the Brazilian Information System on Diseases of Compulsory Declaration (Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação - SINAN), for a period of 12 years starting from 2001 to 2012. The variables selected were spatial (Brazilian state) and temporal (month and year). Factors like poisoning due to genus of snake, time elapsed between the poisoning and the first emergency treatment, the age and the sex of the victim, seriousness and evolution of the poisoning etc are crucial elements that play a role in the recovery process. Poisoning incidents based on the relative risks (RR) in terms of age group for all geog.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0495.1000194

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