Snake bite in the third trimester of pregnancy:a rare case report and review of literature

Authors:S Kumar,Dr.Ambikavathy M ,V Lakshmaiah ,Gomathy E
Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(3): 820-821  |  PDF File

Abstract

Worldwide occurrence of snake bite envenomation is rare in pregnancy according to the medical literature particularly in the third trimester. The obstetrical consequences are severe and the severity depends on the degree of envenomation and the time elapsed before starting treatment. We report a case of a Primigravida of 32 weeks gestation who presented with snake bite over the left wrist and developed abruptio placenta despite timely medical intervention.