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1 September 2007 Syncope, Massive Aspiration, and Sudden Death Following Rattlesnake Bite
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Fatalities following rattlesnake bite are rare in the United States, usually occur some hours following the bite, and are generally secondary to direct venom effects. We report a patient with acute syncope and subsequent massive aspiration resulting in airway obstruction and rapid death following a probable Northern Pacific rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus) bite.

Robert L. Norris, James A. Wilkerson, and Joanne Feldman "Syncope, Massive Aspiration, and Sudden Death Following Rattlesnake Bite," Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 18(3), 206-208, (1 September 2007). https://doi.org/10.1580/06-WEME-CR-012R.1
Published: 1 September 2007
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