1st Edition

Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms and Poisons




ISBN 9780849344893
Published August 22, 1995 by CRC Press
768 Pages

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Book Description

The Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms is the first concise, one-volume book devoted to this important subject. The editors are internationally recognized authorities in the biology and clinical aspects of venomous and poisonous animals, and the chapter authors are world leaders in their respective fields of toxicology.
All aspects of the topic are covered including information on the biology and taxonomy of poisonous animals, their venom or poison, diagnosis, and general treatment principles and specific treatment. The most up-to-date list of available antivenoms is provided. Coverage of venomous and poisonous animals is comprehensive, with thorough discussions on shellfish poisoning, ciguatera, fugu, coelenterates, stingrays, venous fish, blue-ringed octopus, sea-snakes, scorpions, spiders, insects, and gila lizards. Individual chapters focus on snakes and snakebite in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, Central America, and South America. Nearly all clinical chapters have been written by clinicians with extensive experience treating the particular type of animal envenoming or poisoning under consideration.
No other book brings together such a wealth of information in this field, and no other book provides it in a format useful to clinicians charged with the responsibility of treating envenomed or poisoned patients. The Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Animal Venoms is an essential addition to all medical libraries, emergency departments, toxicology departments, poison information centers, and invaluable to all professionals working in these fields.

Table of Contents

Venomous and Poisonous Animals-A Biologist's View, J. Meier
Poisonous and Venomous Animals-The Physician's View, J. White
Biology and Distribution of Poisonous Marine Animals, D. Mebs
Clinical Toxicology of Shellfish Poisoning, D. Smart
Clinical Toxicology of Ciguatera Poisoning, P. Glaziou, M. Chinain, and A.-M. Legrand
Clinical Toxicology of Fugu Poisoning, N. Kaku and J. Meier
Biology and Distribution of Venomous Marine Animals, D. Mebs
Clinical Toxicology of Marine Coelenterate Injuries, J. Williamson and J. Burnett
Clinical Toxicology of Conus Snail Stings, L.J. Cruz and J. White
Clinical Toxicology of Sea Urchin and Starfish Injuries, C. Acott and J. Meier
Clinical Toxicology of Venomous Stingray Injuries, C. Acott and J. Meier
Clinical Toxicology of Venomous Scorpaenidae and Other Selected Fish Stings, J. Williamson
Clinical Toxicology of Sea Snake Bites, J. White
Clinical Toxicology of Blue-Ringed Octopus Bites, J. White
Biology and Distribution of Ticks of Medical Importance, A. Aeschlimann and T.A. Freyvogel
Clinical Toxicology of Tick Bites, J. White
Biology and Distribution of Scorpions of Medical Importance, S.M. Lucas and J. Meier
Clinical Toxicology of Scorpion Stings, M. Dehesa-Davila, A.C. Alagon, and L.D. Possani
Biology and Distribution of Spiders of Medical Importance, S.M. Lucas and J. Meier
Clinical Toxicology of Spider Bites, J. White, J.L. Cardoso, and H.W. Fan
Biology and Distribution of Hymenopterans of Medical Importance, Their Venom Apparatus, and Venom Composition, J. Meier
Clinical Toxicology of Hymenopteran Stings, H. Mosbech
Clinical Toxicology of Helodermatidae Lizard Bites, D. Mebs
Biology and Distribution of Venomous Snakes of Medical Importance and the Composition of Snake Venoms, J. Meier and K.F. Stocker
Clinical Toxicology of Snakebite in Europe, H. Persson
Clinical Toxicology of Snakebite in Africa and the Middle East/Arabian Peninsula, D.A. Warrell
Clinical Toxicology of Snakebite in Asia, D.A. Warrell
Clinical Toxicology of Snakebite in Australia and New Guinea, J. White
Clinical Toxicology of Snakebite in North America, H.F. Gomez and R.C. Dart
Clinical Toxicology of Snakebite in Central America, J.M. Gutiérrez
Clinical Toxicology of Snakebite in South America, J.L. Cardoso
Commercially Available Antivenoms ("Hyperimmune Sera", "Antivenins", "Antisera") and Antivenom Therapy, J. Meier and J. White
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"The contributors and editors alike should be commended for making this such a fine addition to the rapidly developing field of toxicology. Good work to all!"
-Veterinary and Human Toxicology