Study on Clinical Profile of Snake Bite in Children between 1 to 14 years, Presented to SCB Medical College, Cuttack & Adverse Reactions to Anti-snake Venom
Author(s): Mangal Murmu*
It is estimated that about 5.4 million snake bites, 2.5 million envenomations, 1.25 lakhs deaths worldwide and about 45 thousand deaths occurs in India annually.1 In 2009 the world health organization added snake bite to its list of neglected tropical diseases, knowing the importance of the severity of the disease. Antisnake venom is only definite treatment of snake bite which acts by neutralizing the venom in circulation and in tissue fluid. An adverse reaction to ASV is common, unpredictable and fatal at times.