Ann Med Med Res | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access
Lakkappan V1, Vyas PK1*, Sivakumar MN2, Palekar SP3 and Uchil A4
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Holy Family Hospital, India
2Department of Critical Care Medicine, KMCH Coimbatore, India
3GBS Hospital, India
4Sommaiya Hospital, India
*Correspondance to: Pradeep Kumar VyasFulltext PDF
The problem of snake bite is of considerable public health importance. Most of Indians lives in
villages and the burden of immediate management rest with staff at the primary health centers
and rural hospitals have staff and ASV shortage. These prompted us to do this study at KMCH
Coimbatore between September 2013 to May 2014 with the aim to know the burden, type of snakes,
clinical presentation, complications and management. This study is a descriptive, analytical case
series. A retrospective case analysis was conducted based on case sheets obtained from the Medical
Records Department of KMCH.
Results: Total cases 33 (22 males and 11 females), between 21 to 60 years age, 51% agriculture
workers. Common snake was Viper, lower limbs were affected more, and cellulitis was the
common presentation, with abnormal blood and renal profile, presented within 6 h with prior ASV
administration, 88% patients recovered.
Snakes; Cobra; Krait; Russel; ASV; Elisa Envenoming; Hematoxins; Neurotoxins;
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