bd40bc7c7a Fasciotomy should not be contemplated until hemostatic abnormalities have been corrected, otherwise the patient may bleed to death. doi:10.1001/jama.258.12.1615. The percentage of dry bites ranges from 10–80% for various poisonous snakes.. Annals of Emergency Medicine. PMID11815658. PMC1026007. Snakebite may be termed an occupational disease, as farmers, plantation workers, herdsmen, hunters, or workers on development sites are mostly affected. Snakebites show a classical seasonal variation, being more common in summers and in the rainy season, when it is associated with agricultural activities. The majority of snakes do not bite without provocation; most bites are inflicted when the snakes are inadvertently trodden upon.
[PubMed]20. "Don't use electric shock for snakebite". Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2003. ^ Alberts M, Shalit M, LoGalbo F (2004). 106 (1): 4361. See also: List of dangerous snakes. This is because even today most of the victims initially approach traditional healers for treatment and many are not even registered in the hospital. "Snake-bites: appraisal of the global situation". ^ Pathmeswaran A, Kasturiratne A, Fonseka M, Nandasena S, Lalloo D, de Silva H (2006). While identifying the species is desirable in certain regions, risking further bites or delaying proper medical treatment by attempting to capture or kill the snake is not recommended.