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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In particular, for bites causing flaccid paralysis, including respiratory paralysis, both airway and respiration may be impaired, requiring urgent and prolonged treatment, which may include the mouth to mask mouth to mouth technique of expired air transfer. The first is deadly of courseand the second is harmless.

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

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Reptarium The Reptile Database. Notes on Snakes collected in Cannanore from 5th November candiduss 5th August You’ll be in good company. After ensuring the patient and onlookers have moved out of range of further strikes by the snake, the bitten person should be reassured and persuaded to lie down and remain still. Little or no pain canddius usually felt at the bite location. The snakes of Sumatra.

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FYI – Thailand has over snake species. Dyspnea, difficulty with speech, and opening eyelids occurred at 5 hours after the snakebite. They are quite distinctive from other black and white banded snakes when adult, but when hatchling or juvenile, the differences are almost negligible.

This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat Vern Snake posts by Vern Lovic. First aid for bites by Elapid snakes which do not cause significant injury at the bite site see Comments for partial listingbut which may have the potential to cause significant general systemic effects, such as paralysis, muscle damage, or bleeding.

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The following should also be noted when reading information contained within the databases on this website: The efficacy of antivenoms and adjuvants such as anticholinesterases in patients with neurotoxic envenoming requires further study.

He was given further supportive care.

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WilliamsJeff Boundy King cobras, Laotian wolf snakes both have thinner stripes. At night these snakes bite rather easily, as evidenced by the numerous bites that occur at night to people usually laying down to sleep on the floor.


The ventrals number ; the anal plate is entire; and the single undivided subcaudals are in number. This was noted by being able to respond to commands and the motor power changed to grade 2 however, full ptosis was still present up to 24 hours.

Bungarus candiduscommonly known as the Malayan krait or blue candidjsis a highly venomous species of snake. A phylogenetic analysis of Bungarus Elapidae based on morphological characters.

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. The bitten limb must not be exercised as muscular contraction will promote systemic absorption of venom.

Notes on some reptiles from the Malay Peninsula. Avoid peroral intake, absolutely no alcohol. Search for related content. Hatching occurs in June-July in Thailand.