Clinical case of a snake bite in a school-age girl

Authors

  • S.O. Nykytyuk State Institution of Higher Education “I. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University”, Ternopil, Ukraine,
  • M.M. Halich Ternopil Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital, Ternopil, Ukraine,
  • A.P. Filiuk Ternopil Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital, Ternopil, Ukraine,
  • P.V. Hoshchynsky State Institution of Higher Education “I. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University”, Ternopil, Ukraine,
  • N.V. Volynets Ternopil Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital, Ternopil, Ukraine,
  • Yu.Ya. Holinka Ternopil Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital, Ternopil, Ukraine,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22141/2312-413x.6.5.2018.146770

Keywords:

children, snake bite, snake antivenom

Abstract

We present a clinical case of a snake bite in 8-year-old girl, who was hospitalized at the intensive care unit of Ternopil Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital. The peculiarity of this case report is the domination of pain syndrome and a significant lymphostasis in the bite site, the absence of systemic lesion. It is necessary to raise public awareness about possible snake bites. Bites in children are particularly dangerous due to the fact that children spend a lot of time barefoot in the open area.

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Issue

Section

Clinical Case