Scientific Name: Bungarus candidus (Linnaeus, ) Taxonomic Notes: Bungarus javanicus is considered to be a melanistic form of B. candidus (see Kuch. Envenoming by kraits (genus Bungarus) is a medically significant issue in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Malayan krait (Bungarus candidus). BACKGROUND: Bungarus candidus (Malayan krait) snake is a neurotoxin snake . Previous treatment after snakebite was mainly respiratory support until the.

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Four cases of Bungarus candidus snakebite were identified and divided into two groups.

Not what I would consider aggressive or strongly defensive. Notes on some reptiles from the Malay Peninsula. On day 7, he was discharged at the request of his relatives without any improvement.

The principle aim of this site is to provide information useful to improving outcomes for humans suffering from envenoming or bujgarus by animals, plants or mushrooms. Vern Snake posts by Vern Lovic. Bungarus candiduscommonly known as the Malayan krait or blue kraitis bungarrus highly venomous species of snake.

For Australian snakes only, do not wash or clean the wound in any way, as this may interfere with later venom detection once in a hospital. A field guide to the land snakes of Sulawesi with identification keys.

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A Malayan krait could appear like that. The snakes of Sumatra. No response to stimuli and respiratory paralysis occurred at 20 hours after the snakebite. These were slight bungagus of feet phalanxes.

Specific antivenom for Bungarus candidus.

Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine. Here’s our latest book with detailed information on Thailand’s 35 Deadly Snakes. Find more photos by Google images search: The first crossband is buntarus with the dark color of the head. A Life for Reptiles and Amphibians, Volume 1.


External ophthalmoplegia in elapidae bites and its response to neostigmine. Articles with short description Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

If the offending snake has been killed it should be brought with the patient for identification only relevant in areas where there are more than one naturally occurring venomous snake speciesbut be careful to avoid touching the head, as even a dead snake can envenom.

Open in a separate window. Case 4 did not receive specific antivenom for Bungarus candidus.

Malayan Krait – Blue Krait | Bungarus candidus | Highly Toxic Venom

Google Scholar Articles by Nirthanan, S. Abstract In contrast to most short and long chain curaremimetic neurotoxins that produce virtually irreversible neuromuscular blockade in isolated nerve-muscle canfidus, candoxin, a novel three-finger toxin from the Malayan krait Bungarus candidusproduced postjunctional neuromuscular blockade that was readily and completely reversible.

A collection of amphibians and reptiles from hilly Eastern Cambodia. A phylogenetic analysis of Bungarus Elapidae based on morphological characters.

The vandidus crossbands are separated by broad, yellowish-white interspaces, which may be spotted with black. You’ll be in good company. There is a specific krait antivenin that is given for Malayan Krait bites. The following should also be noted when reading information contained within the databases on this website: Just wondering if the hatchlings or young snakes can have thinner stripes.

All rings or other jewellery on the bitten limb, especially on fingers, should be removed, as they may act as tourniquets if oedema develops.

Specific antivenom for Bungarus candidus.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Equally, we cannot list knowledge which is not yet reported or known. Candiddus Book with over pages by Vern Lovic. No specific antivenin was available, and treatment consisted of respiratory support and management of aspiration pneumonitis.


Two patients were not bungaarus but the other three developed generalised paralysis which progressed to respiratory paralysis in two cases, one of which ended fatally.

We found one in our yard whose black stripes were thinner than the one in your picture and so we are trying to identify it. Services Email this article to a friend Alert me when this article is cited Alert me if a correction is posted Alert me when eletters are published Similar articles in this journal Similar articles in Web of Science Similar articles in PubMed Download to citation manager Request Permissions.

If there will be considerable delay before reaching medical aid, measured in several hours to days, then give clear fluids by mouth to prevent dehydration. However, we cannot access every published paper of potential relevance, either because they are not available to us or are in a language we cannot translate internally.

The first three patients received specific antivenom for Bungarus candidus and the fourth patient did not receive any. They prefer proximity to water, rice fields, and rice dams. Neurotoxic Paralysis Very common, flaccid paralysis is major clinical effect.