Girl's Leg Rots After Deadly Snake Bite in Venezuela

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Girl's Leg Rots After Deadly Snake Bite in Venezuela

Post by General Mackevili » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:34 pm

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This horrific picture shows a young girl's leg that has shrivelled and turned completely black after being bitten by a snake.

The snake’s venom caused severe necrosis – the premature death of cells.

This caused the tissue in her leg to die, leaving it withered and rotten.

first treated by remedies from the indigenous culture she was from, according to a photograph posted on Instagram by the username 'juventudmedica'.

A month later she was eventually brought to Carcaras, Venezuela,for medical treatment.

One doctor, who has seen the photograph, told MailOnline the girl will need her leg amputated but is still likely to die from the snake venom.

Dr Arun Ghosh, a private GP in Liverpool, said: ‘Snake venom is very complicated and depends on the species of snake.

'But the picture shows clearly severe tissue necrosis that will need amputation, though she still may die from this due to the nature of the poison.

‘The whole lower leg is black, it’s spreading up. Looking at the rest of her body she’s showing signs of muscle wastage from the poison. Her other leg is thin. It's likely she will still die.'

He added that the necrosis has led to a condition called rhabdomyolysis, in which muscle tissue will begin to die throughout the body.

Rhabdomyolysis can result in damage to the kidneys, which coupled with low blood pressure, can lead to kidney failure and even death if left untreated, he said.

Being treated with local remedies probably meant she was given antibiotics, but not treatment to adequately control poisoning from the snake venom, which contains agents that paralyse the nerves and.....

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Re: Girl's Leg Rots After Deadly Snake Bite in Venezuela

Post by potty » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:42 pm

think this is a fake...

the stuff, if snake, would go to the bloodstream for long already.

and even if some bacteria locally, then alone this dead flesh would cause serious blood poisoning and have lead to to death already...?

not to think of pain...
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Re: Girl's Leg Rots After Deadly Snake Bite in Venezuela

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:45 pm

No opinion either way on whether it's fake but a number of necrotizing poisons can do that without going straight to the heart. Dubious, though, you'd expect septicemia to set in before that point.
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Re: Girl's Leg Rots After Deadly Snake Bite in Venezuela

Post by flying chicken » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:09 pm

I'd rather get bitten by the a black mamba than a dingo that Stroppy bred in the outback.
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Re: Girl's Leg Rots After Deadly Snake Bite in Venezuela

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:21 pm

I had a dingo pup in the outback. One of the worst animals to try and make a house pet with, they don't domesticate.
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Re: Girl's Leg Rots After Deadly Snake Bite in Venezuela

Post by flying chicken » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:36 pm

I lived over a year half way between Newcastle and Sydney just after the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Me and the Oz mates skipped school in the Ford sedan and went out boozing up in the mountain, the dingos were very welcoming in their natural habitat.
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Re: Girl's Leg Rots After Deadly Snake Bite in Venezuela

Post by Username Taken » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:52 pm

I used to have a black cat.



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Re: Girl's Leg Rots After Deadly Snake Bite in Venezuela

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:03 pm

You had school in a Ford sedan? Cool.
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Re: Girl's Leg Rots After Deadly Snake Bite in Venezuela

Post by flying chicken » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:18 pm

Yea man. Werent it for the Ford Falcon Newcastle body boarding chicks would of ditch us.
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Re: Girl's Leg Rots After Deadly Snake Bite in Venezuela

Post by flying chicken » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:17 pm

Username Taken wrote:I used to have a black cat.

They are great when on a budget

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Better than a dingo Stroppy trying to domesticate

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