ID#: 19578
The patient depicted here, presented with a large cutaneous maculopapular lesion on his chest overlying his right pectoralis major muscle. This highly inflammatory, erosive lesion was brought on by the patient having been bitten by a venomous snake known as a desert lancehead, Bothrops pictus, causing this reaction known as ophidism, or snake bite poisoning. See PHIL 19574, for another view of this man’s snake bite necrosis.
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Creation Date: 1966
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