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krait

(krīt),
Elapid snake of the genus Bungarus, found in northern India, the bite of which is associated with generalized anesthetic and paralytic effects; neurotoxic symptoms are similar to those induced by cobra venom.
[Hindi karait]
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krait

(krīt)
n.
Any of several highly venomous snakes of the genus Bungarus of South and Southeast Asia, having a generally black body with brightly colored bands.
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krait

(krāt)
A small venomous snake of the genus Bungarus, indigenous to India.
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When I saw it I figured it out that this was a Krait having albino.
Inspite of sharing similar features with other albino snakes, an albino krait is known to be ferocious and extremely venomous.
Meanwhile, the albino Krait found by villagers has been kept under observation at College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry.
It will be for the first time that albino krait in snake variety has been found," said Dr.Das.
Out of 60(36.36)% cases, who were admitted to hospital within 6 hours, only 13(21.66%) cases required ventilatory support [Table 3].Mean duration of ventilatory supports required for cobra bite patients was 2.41 days and krait bite patients was 4.62 days.
Five patients died, in which two were from cobra and three patients were from krait group, giving a mortality rate of 3.03%.
DISCUSSION: Indian poisonous snakes belong to the elapid family of the cobra and krait and the viperid family of the Russel's viper and the saw scaled viper.
In our study all neuroparalytic snake bite patient (cobra and Krait) having ptosis while cellulitis was present only in cobra bite patient.