Jesper Weile

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  • Jesper Weile
  • Dorte Due-Rasmussen, Denmark
  • Ulf Hørlyk, Denmark
Correct treatment of adder bites can reduce morbidity. We aim at creating an evidence-based guideline on pre- and in-hospital treatment of bites by the European adder (Vipera berus). Pre-hospital treatment consists of reassurance, immobilisation, elevation and paracetamol for pain. Icepacks, oral suction and tourniquets should be avoided. In-hospital treatment includes tetanus prophylaxis, paracetamol or opioids, antiemetics and the monovalent ovine immunoglobulin Fab fragment ViperaTAb. We strongly advise emergency departments to carry up-to-date guidelines regarding bites from the European adder.
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Læger
Pages (from-to)2
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2013

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