A bite from a venomous snake can cause tissue death (necrosis) swelling, bleeding and destruction of blood cells (hematological problems), and nerve (neurological) damage (coma, paralysis). This snake bite has caused swelling and local tissue death on the finger.
Review Date 11/13/2021
Updated by: Jesse Borke, MD, CPE, FAAEM, FACEP, Attending Physician at Kaiser Permanente, Orange County, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.