Kirk D. Dimitris, MD

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Snake Bite: A Small Puncture Can Create a Large Problem

May 01, 2007

An 8-year-old boy from southern Ohio was outside playing when he saw a snake lying in the driveway. The boy picked up the snake to show his father and then dropped it. He picked it up again and was bitten. He sustained a tiny puncture wound to the palmar aspect of his distal left ring finger and a scratch to the distal long finger.