Patange Aparna, Immadisetty Sandeep Kumar


INTRODUCTION: Snake bite is one of the common emergencies encountered in our emergency practice and is more common in tropical india
where farming is predominant occupation. Viper snake bites are common than other poisonous snake bites in humans. According to World Health
Organization there are approximately 1,25,000 deaths amongst 2,50,000 snake bites every year worldwide, out of which India accounts for more
than 10,000 deaths. Acute kidney Injury (AKI) is a major complication of snake bite and its adequate supportive management with antisnake
venom administration is of high importance, for a good patient outcome.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To Study The Clinical Prole Of Renal Dysfunction In Snake Bite Patients In A Tertiary Care Centre
STUDY DESIGN: This is a descriptive and retrospective type of study.
RESULTS: The study includes 50 cases admitted in the hospital from August 2017 to August 2018. In our study, viper bite was more common and
was seen in 31 cases.
Majority of the patients who had renal dysfunction had visited traditional healers intially before visiting the hospital. Patients who developed Renal
dysfunction had more “Bite to Needle” time. Out of 29 patients who suffered from Renal dysfunction, 21 patients survived.
CONCLUSION: This study concludes that Renal Dysfunction occurs in the victims of snake bite if timely intervention is not done. The common
complications include sepsis, shock, bleeding manifestations, cellulitis, and gangrene at the site of the bite.


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