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Clinical Effects of Envenoming

The clinical effects of a snakebite will vary with the species of snake, the age, size and geographic origin of the snake, the quantity of venom injected, the route of injection, the age, size and previous health of the victim and past exposure to venom. Thus while there may be typical features of envenoming for a given snake species, there will usually be significant variation between cases.

Clinical effects may be categorised into the following:

Specific systemic effects can be further categorised into: