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- The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene,
- Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 21, Issue 5, Sep 1972, p. 592 - 594
Anaphylactic Shock Following Bite by a ‘Slow Loris,’ Nycticebus Coucang
A case of anaphylaxis of the circulatory collapse type and complicated by hematuria following bite by a “slow loris” (Nycticebus coucang) is reported. Treatment consisted in supportive measures and an antihistamine. The patient made a full recovery. There was no clinical evidence of any toxic substance in the saliva of the loris in spite of a northern Thai folklore belief that Nycticebus is a venomous animal.