Monday, August 12, 2013

Cottonmouth


You're working in an emergency department in the geographical area shown above. A patient comes in with marked swelling of a hand. He fell into a river and felt pain in the affected hand. He also has nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, light-headedness, diaphoresis, and chills.

Challenge: What's your diagnosis?

First image shown under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License. Second image shown under Fair Use.

2 comments:

webhill said...

Moccasin envenomation? Agkistrodon piscivorus or similar.

Craig Chen said...

good call!! and nice latin
-
Cottonmouth

This is the bite of a water moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus).

Sources: UpToDate; Wikipedia.