Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
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ISSN: 2161-0495

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Yogendra Kumar Gupta

Yogendra Kumar Gupta
Department of Pharmacology Chief, National Poisons Information Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029,

  • Review Article
    Snake Bite in India: Current Scenario of an Old Problem
    Author(s): Yogendra Kumar Gupta and Sharda Shah PeshinYogendra Kumar Gupta and Sharda Shah Peshin

    Snake bite is a significant health concern, especially in rural populations of tropical and subtropical countries. In India, snake bites take a heavy toll of human lives, and therefore warrant urgent attention. High mortality is due to poor health services in rural areas and delay in getting the victim to a well-equipped health care facility, where anti snake venom can be administered. However, geographical and species variation, logistic, economic and production issues restrict the use of anti-snake venom. India has a large repository of medicinal herbs, which have been used in folk medicine for treatment of snake bites. Though numerous herbal remedies are scientifically unsubstantiated, yet they cannot be glossed over due to their inherent advantages. They are practiced by diverse social groups for long, offering unconditional benefits. In view of limited presence of modern medical .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0495.1000182

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