Scientific Name: Bungarus candidus (Linnaeus, ) Taxonomic Notes: Bungarus javanicus is considered to be a melanistic form of B. candidus (see Kuch. Envenoming by kraits (genus Bungarus) is a medically significant issue in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Malayan krait (Bungarus candidus). BACKGROUND: Bungarus candidus (Malayan krait) snake is a neurotoxin snake . Previous treatment after snakebite was mainly respiratory support until the.

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Bungarus candidus Malayan krait snake is a neurotoxin snake. The herpetological type specimens in the Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense Collection.

Bungarus candidus Linnaeus Many will be terrified, fearing sudden death and, in this mood, they may behave irrationally or even hysterically. Journal of Herpetology 28 4: Respiratory failure requiring mechanical respiration appeared 8 hours after the bite and lasted for nearly 96 hours.

I have only seen one in a dozen of these snakes attempt to bite, and it was the result of being grabbed with tongs near the head. No sedatives outside hospital.

The patients who received specific antivenom had more rapid improvement ofsigns and symptoms comparing to the patient who did not receive the antivenon. It should not be assumed that humankind currently knows all there is to know about any species, even for common species. Oaks, Jeremy Holden, Jesse L. He did not respond to stimuli 10 hours after snakebite and he was treated with respirator and symptomatic treatment. On day 7, he was discharged at the request of his relatives without any improvement.


Case 4 did not receive specific antivenom for Bungarus candidus. Most traditional, and many of the more recently fashionable, first aid measures are useless and potentially dangerous. The third case had delayed onset of signs and symptoms of neurotoxicity compared to the other three patients. Taylor and Francis, London.

Malayan Krait – Blue Krait | Bungarus candidus | Highly Toxic Venom

Handholding the kraits for any reason seems rather absurd to me, yet snake-handlers across the globe do it regularly. Snake posts by Vern Lovic. Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek. Hatching occurs in June-July in Thailand.

Another patient probably benefited from paraspecific antivenom. Articles by Kini, R. Erfahrungen bei der Terrarienhaltung von vier Candivus nahrungs – spezialisierter Giftnattern der Gattung Bungarus Daudin,Teil 1 – Bungarus candidus Linnaeus, The risk is too great. Not what I would consider aggressive or strongly defensive. Evidence from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence analyses and morphology. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Bungarus candidus? General Shape Medium in length, slender, cylindrical bodied snake with a short tail ending in a sharp tip.

Specific antivenom for Bungarus candidus.

Neurological aspects of ophitoxemia Indian krait – A clinico-electromyographic study. The closely related Bungarus multicinctus is ranked 3rd in the world for toxicity of venom based on some LD data terrestrial snakes.

Chimaira, Frankfurt, pp. Do not use Tourniquets, cut, suck or scarify the wound or apply chemicals or electric shock.

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Ralph Curtis Publishing, pp. If there is any impairment of vital functions, such as problems with respiration, airway, circulation, heart function, these must be supported as a priority.


The first clinical response in case 1, were 12 hours after receiving 16 vials, and in case 2, were 20 hours after receiving 16 vials. Seek urgent medical attention. An unbanded black phenotype also occurs in some populations e. Vern Snake posts by Vern Lovic.

Malayan Krait – Blue Krait | Bungarus candidus | Highly Toxic Venom | ThailandSnakes

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What othe r species might it have been? Two patients were not envenomed canridus the other three developed generalised paralysis which progressed to respiratory paralysis in two cases, one of which ended fatally. The first crossband is continuous with the dark color of the head. The first is deadly of courseand the second is harmless.

Notes on Snakes collected in Fyzabad. The ventrals number ; the anal plate is entire; and the single undivided subcaudals are in number. Please send a pic if you have one. The patients had bunvarus opening ofeyelids at 90 candudus after receiving 80 vials for case I and 88 hours after receiving 87 vials for case 2. Just wondering if the hatchlings or young snakes can have thinner stripes.

Ventrally, it is uniformly white.