The Blue Krait also known as the Malayan Krait (Bungarus candidus) is a highly venomous snake native to Southeast Asia. PDF | Background: Many studies have reported the occurrence of lethal acute renal failure after snakebites. Bungarus candidus (Malayan krait). The venomous and deadly, Malayan krait (species: Bungarus candidus) are always a blast to find at night.


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One hour later, ptosis and occulomotor palsies as well as tightness of his chest were noted. Respiratory bungarus candidus requiring mechanical respiration appeared 8 hours after the bite and lasted for nearly 96 hours. The two bite sites were virtually painless and resulted in slight transient erythema and edema.

No specific antivenin was available, and treatment consisted of respiratory support bungarus candidus management of aspiration pneumonitis. The banded and Malayan blue kraits are not known to bite during the daytime.


At night these snakes bite rather easily, as evidenced by the numerous bites that occur at night to people usually laying down to sleep on the floor. Handholding the bungarus candidus for any reason seems rather absurd to me, yet snake-handlers across the globe do it regularly.

Bungarus candidus (Malayan Krait)

There is a specific krait antivenin that is given for Malayan Krait bites. Juveniles are 30 cm long at birth.

The first clinical response in case 1, were 12 hours after receiving 16 vials, and in case 2, were 20 hours after receiving 16 vials. These were slight movement of feet phalanxes. The patients had spontaneous opening ofeyelids at 90 hours after receiving bungarus candidus vials for case I and bungarus candidus hours after receiving 87 vials for case 2.

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Case 2 was extubated on day 4 after the snakebite while case 1 was extubated later on day bungarus candidus because of superimposing pneumonia.

The third case had delayed onset of signs and symptoms of neurotoxicity compared bungarus candidus the other three patients.


Dyspnea, difficulty with speech, and opening eyelids occurred at 5 hours after the snakebite. No response to stimuli and respiratory paralysis occurred at 20 hours bungarus candidus the snakebite.

His consciousness improved 10 hours after receiving bungarus candidus vials of specific antivenom. Dorsally, it has a pattern of dark-brown, black, or bluish-black crossbands on the body and tail, which are narrowed and rounded bungarus candidus the sides.

Specific antivenom for Bungarus candidus.

The first crossband bungarus candidus continuous with the dark color of the head. The dark crossbands are separated by broad, yellowish-white interspaces, which may be spotted with black.

Habitat and Ecology [top] Habitat and Ecology: This species bungarus candidus in lowland and hill forests, and in plantations, up to 1, m bungarus candidus David and Vogel The species is secretive, nocturnal, and feeds on snakes, lizards, and amphibians.

It lays up to 10 eggs in a clutch David and Vogel

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