rattlesnake meat

rattlesnake meat,

n a Mexican folk remedy available in pill, powder, or capsule form; believed to treat a variety of medical conditions. Since rattlesnake is known as a source of
Salmonella Arizona, its use has been associated with severe systemic infections. Used primarily in El Salvador, Mexico, and the southwestern region of the United States. Also called
vibora de cascabel, carne de vibora, and
pulvo de vibora.
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He gave the example of a woman who thought the tidbit she ate at an elegant dinner party was "absolutely divine," until she found out she had just consumed a bit of rattlesnake meat.
One psychologist who takes etiquette classes for business travellers said, 'I've tried rattlesnake meat, fried crickets and barbecued scorpions and have lived to tell it.
Try finding another store that, in addition to boasting one of the West Coast's most varied porcelain doll displays, also sells Elvis statues, chocolate covered ants and rattlesnake meat.
This organism has been linked to contact with reptiles and specifically, the use of rattlesnake meat for medicinal purposes by some Latin Americans and Native Americans.
Disseminated Salmonella arizona infection associated with rattlesnake meat ingestion.
In particular, rattlesnake meat, (2,13,18,24) capsules (1,4,5,9-12,14,19,32,33), and powders (3,20) have been linked to infection with S arizona, although other animals or animal products have been implicated, including reptiles, poultry, sheep, rats, dogs, and cats.
Serious human infections were very rare until multiple cases were identified in the 1980s, associated with widespread use of rattlesnake meat, capsules, and powders in the Latino communities in the southwestern United States as a form of alternative medicinal therapy.
In a case series reported by Kraus, the mean time from exposure to infection was 3 months, (45) though Cortes documented a case in which the last known exposure to rattlesnake meat was up to 6 years earlier.
Salmonella arizonae bacteremia as the presenting manifestation of human immunodeficiency virus infection following rattlesnake meat ingestion.
Rattlesnake meat ingestion and Salmonella arizona infection in children: case report and review of the literature.