RETROLECTIVE STUDY OF CASE PROFILE AMONGST SNAKE BITE PATIENTS MANAGED AT A TERTIARY CARE CENTRE SITUATED IN A TRIBAL DISTRICT OF MAHARASHTRA DURING A SPAN OF THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS.

Ketan Asawale, Rajesh Katre, Pravin S. Uike

Abstract


Aim – To determine common trends amongst the cases which may serve as a risk factor for snake bite in the population
Study design –Record based retrospective observational study.
Methodology – Data collection of registered cases of snakebite of 3 years 2012, 2013 and 2014 was carried out from MRD section between the
periods of January 2015 to December 2015.
Results – The three years record shows that male patients (56.25%) were more than female patients (43.75%) and majority (75.18%) cases were
agricultural workers. The incidence of snakebite in the year 2012, 2013 and 2014 was found to be 31.97%, 31.65% and 34.22% respectively. The
maximum cases seen during the period of July to September [372 (39.78%)] followed by April to June [244 (26.09%)]. Most of the cases [641
(68.55%)] reached the tertiary care center between 0 to 4 hours of the bite followed by 4 to 8 hours after bite [210 (22.45%)].
Conclusion – In current study it was found that the identication of snake for treatment is difcult due to probable reasons; that's why it is necessary
to educate the local masses about snakes in regions of high prevalence.


Keywords


Snakebite, Incidence, ASVS

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