Current Sports Medicine Reports

Current Sports Medicine Reports:
doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000041
Environmental Conditions

Land Envenomations

Friday, Benjamin MD; Depenbrock, Patrick MD, MAJ, USA, FBCH

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Envenomation by reptiles, spiders, and insects are a common worldwide occurrence. Tens of thousands of bites occur each year, with most victims seeking treatment in emergency rooms. Many envenomations, however, occur in environments where athletes train and compete. As a result, sports physicians may find themselves on the front lines of treating bites and stings. This article reviews the most common types of envenomations seen in the United States.

Copyright © 2014 by the American College of Sports Medicine.


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