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       Since Thailand is located in the tropical region, poisonous animals are abundant. Cases suffered from animal toxins are not infrequent.

 The examples of medical important poisonous animals in Thailand are:

       1. Poisonous snakes
          • Neurotoxin producing snakes: cobras, king cobras, banded kraits and Malayan krait
             Bitten victims become paralyzed and unable to breathe.

          • Hematotoxin producing snakes: Russells vipers, Malayan pit vipers and green pit vipers
             Bitten victims bleed easily and may have acute renal failure.

          • Myotoxin producing snakes: Sea snakes
             Bitten victims have muscular pain, paralysis and acute renal failure

       2. Bees, wasps and hornets
          In severe cases, there are swelling of the face and neck, breathing difficulty, shock, acute renal failure and acute pulmonary edema

       3. Other arthropods: Spiders, scorpions and centipedes
          Usually not fatal. Acute renal failure, hemolysis and myonecrosis may be seen in severe cases.

       4. Other poisonous animals
          • Marine animals: Cone snail, mollusc, poisonous fish and jellyfish
             Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, paralysis, hypotension, arrhythmias.

          • Spanish fly and caterpillar
             Hematuria, bleeding and renal failure

       Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (QSMI) has recently launched a new medical service Animal Toxin Clinic.
       This clinic is an outpatient clinic focusing on treating patients suffered from poisonous animals (except snake bite). We have experienced doctors, nurses and medical personnel. The service hours are 8:30 16:30 on Monday through Friday and 8:30 12:00 on Saturday and National holidays.
       We also give consultation by phone to patients, medical personnel and people who are interested in this field. The phone number is 02 2520161-4 ext. 125, 130, 131. The service hours are the same as above.
       Our clinic is not designed to treat seriously ill patients or ones who need to be admitted in hospital. In this respect snakebite cases are referred to the hospital.