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Retraction Note: Severe Viperidae envenomation complicated by a state of shock, acute kidney injury, and gangrene presenting late at the emergency department: a case report

The Original Article was published on 12 March 2019

Correction to: BMC Emerg Med (2019) 19: 26

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12873-019-0239-0

The authors have retracted this case report [1] because the head of the snake shown in Figure 1 and described as being that of a viper (Echis occellatus) is identical to the head of a snake shown in Figure 1 of a different case report [2] where it was identified as being Naja melanoleuca, a member of the Elapidae family. The authors do not have records of the manufacturer and batch numbers of the 3 vials of anti-venom serum administered to the patient in [1]. All authors agree with this retraction.

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Esiéné, A., Etoundi, P.O., Tochie, J.N. et al. Retraction Note: Severe Viperidae envenomation complicated by a state of shock, acute kidney injury, and gangrene presenting late at the emergency department: a case report. BMC Emerg Med 20, 23 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12873-020-00318-x

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