Alligator, Crocodile, Iguana And Heloderma Bites

Beaded lizards, crocodiles and alligators and iguanas are other reptiles that can cause clinically significant stitches. Poisonous lizards include these lizards: Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum), in the southwestern US and Mexico Beaded Lizard home (Heloderma horridum), native to Mexico Your complex venom contains serotonin, Argininesterase, hyaluronidase, phospholipase A2 and one or more salivary kallikrein , however, does not include neurotoxic components or enzymes that inhibit blood clotting. Bites of beaded lizards are rarely fatal. If Heloderma bite, they bite into and spend the poison in the victim by chewing. To the observed by a Heloderma bite symptoms include severe pain, swelling, ecchymosis, lymphangitis and lymphadenopathy. In moderate to severe poisoning also systemic symptoms such as weakness, sweating, thirst, headache and tinnitus can develop. A cardiovascular collapse is rare. The course is similar to a mild to moderate poisoning by more rattlesnakes. The spot therapy consists of removal of the lizard with a nipper or the fact that an open flame maintained at the chin of the lizard or the animal is completely submerged in water. A specific antivenin is not available. At the hospital, the therapy is therefore primarily symptomatic and corresponds to the recommended pit viper bites in therapy. The wound should be examined with a narrow needle for broken or discarded teeth and cleaned. If the wound is deep, an x-ray can show whether any foreign objects have been left behind or if a fracture is present. Prophylactic administration of antibiotics is not usually recommended. Alligators alligator and crocodile bites occur usually when keeping these animals. Encounters in the wild are rare but occur. The bites of these animals are not toxic, but often lead to soft tissue infections with Aeromonas spp. (Usually Aeromonas hydrophila), and must be treated as major trauma. The wounds are rinsed and surgically cleaned and a primary care can then be fed. Are the wounds contaminated accordingly, so a secondary cure is preferred, if necessary. An optimal antibiotic can be protected with trimethoprim / sulfamethoxazole, a fluoroquinolone, a cephalosporin of the third generation, an aminoglycoside, or a combination. In addition, patients can be treated with tetracyclines precaution clindamycin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, or alternatively. Iguanas bites by iguanas and injury from Iguana claws are increasing in frequency, as these animals are increasingly kept as pets. The wounds thus created are rather superficial, and the treatment is primarily local. Soft tissue infections are rare, but when an infection occurs, Salmonella is a common cause; the infection can be treated with a fluoroquinolone. Of secondary, but an increasing concern is infection with Serratia marcescens, which are usually sensitive to trimethoprim / sulfamethoxazole.

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