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J R Soc Med. 1985 December; 78(12): 1028–1030.
PMCID: PMC1290058

Surgical treatment of adder bite.


Two cases of children who suffered adder bites and who developed severe local complications are reported. One required a split skin graft and the other a decompression fasciotomy.

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