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Title: Snake bite envenomation: experience at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh
Authors: Al Durihim, H.
Al Hussaini, M.
Bin Salih, S.
Hassan, I.
Harakati, M.
Al Hajjaj, A.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: We surveyed the records of 21 of the 28 snakebite victims seen at King Fahad National Guard Hospital in Riyadh over the 20-year period 1986-2005. The most common symptoms were local pain and swelling and the most common signs oedema and tenderness. Neurotoxicity was not noted in any case. Coagulopathy was recorded for 14/21 patients [66.7%] and 5/19 [26.4%] had leukocytosis. All patients were given tetanus toxoid [100%] and 20 [95.2%] received antivenom. Blood products were administered in 2 cases and prophylactic antibiotics in 10 (47.6%). No allergic reaction to antivenom was reported
Description: 438-441
Keywords: Snake Venoms
Antivenins
Retrospective Studies
Snake Bites
Subject: Snake Bites
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117892
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/04/16_4_2010_0438_0441.pdf
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