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A rattlesnake bite wound hours after the incident. There is swelling of the digit and palm with hemorrhagic bullous formation circumferentially around the finger. Erythema is present in the affected digit. The patient reported pain. Presentations like this may lead to unnecessary use of antibiotics. In this case, no antibiotics were administered and no infection developed.

Prophylactic Antibiotics Are Not Needed Following Rattlesnake Bites (video)

Antibiotics are sometimes administered to victims of rattlesnake bites in the hope of preventing infections. Experts in the field recommend that prophylactic antibiotics not be used because secondary infections are rare. Current recommendations are based on a small number of studies conducted in the United States. We decided to reexamine the issue by taking advantage […]

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Examples of 0.30-caliber, 165-grain lead and lead-free rifle projectiles and illustrations of projectile cross-section. A typical solid-copper projectile (A) is longer than a copper-jacketed lead projectile (B) for the same caliber because of the greater density of lead than copper. Both projectiles are designed to expand on impact; however, the lead projectile typically disintegrates into hundreds of fragments while the copper projectile retains nearly all of its mass. These lead fragments are the source of lead ingested when eating wild game. Nearly all lead hunting projectiles have a copper jacket to reduce lead fouling of the firearm barrel, which occurs with pure lead projectiles.

Lead Exposure Through Eating Wild Game

People generally reject the idea of injecting toxic substances into food, except when it involves hunting wild game. Perhaps surprising to nonhunters, up to 95% of hunters use lead projectiles, despite nonlead projectiles offering a suitable alternative. The use of nonlead projectiles eliminates lead exposure experienced through eating wild game. Hunters are not averse to using lead-free […]

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Roundup Intoxication

Herbicide Roundup Intoxication: Successful Treatment with Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Roundup (Monsanto Corporation, St. Louis, Mo) is a commercial herbicide containing glyphosate and surfactant, used primarily for killing weeds. Its key component, glyphosate, is a competitive inhibitor of the shikimate pathway, a metabolic pathway found only in plants.1 However, serious intoxication, including lethal cases by […]

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