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Despite the wide distribution of the Persian false-horned viper (Pseudocerastes persicus) in the Middle East, few identified bites have been reported. A 33-year-old herpetologist bitten on the hand by Pseudocerastes persicus in Kerman Province, Southeastern Iran, developed local pain and extensive swelling with mild non-specific systemic symptoms and minimal laboratory evidence of systemic envenoming.

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Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology

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Zagros Herpetological Institute, 37156-88415, P. O. No 12, Somayyeh 14 Avenue, Qom, Iran; Young Researchers and Elites Club, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch, Mashhad, Iran. Electronic address: