We present two patients who were bitten by a common tiger snake (N.
The common tiger snake is native to the south eastern corner of Australia.
In conclusion, we present two cases of thrombotic microangiopathy associated with tiger snake envenomation.
Ironically, Worrell was bitten by the first tiger snake he 'milked' for CSL, (81) while in 1956 Ram Chandra's life was only saved by taipan antivenene produced from the very snake which bit him.
Tests disclosed that weight for weight it was almost as lethal as the mainland tiger snake, with the venom strongly neurotoxic and coagulant.
The internal investigation revealed that at the time of Edmonds' admission only one ampoule of tiger snake antivenene had been available, and the single ampoule of polyvalent antivenene had been withheld from use.
During the decade from 1985 to 1995 tiger snakes accounted for 70 per cent of all snakebite fatalities.
there was a positive Commonwealth Serum Laboratories Venom Detection kit (VDk) result to Tiger snake or if not, reversal of envenoming with Tiger snake antivenom.
We chose these inclusion criteria so as to be reasonably certain that the series included only Tiger snake bites.
of these, 31 cases were identified as having a positive VDK or clinical syndromes consistent with Tiger snake envenoming.
Twenty-three (6%) patients met inclusion criteria for definite Tiger snake envenoming.
It was reapplied but removed again 20 minutes after the first dose of Tiger snake antivenom.