PREGNANCY COMPLICATED BY SNAKE BITE: A CASE REPORT
Santosh Kumari and Bhal Singh*
Snake bite though rare among pregnant women; however, have serious consequences both for the mother and fetus. Little is known about the maternal and fetal outcome following snake bite of a pregnant woman. This case report presents a primigravida who was bitten by a snake at 22 weeks of pregnancy. She developed symptoms of coagulopathy but managed conservatively and discharged in satisfactory condition. The purpose of this case report is to emphasis that though the consequences of a snake bite is grave for the fetus and mother, timely and effective medical management can go a long way in saving their lives.
Keywords: Snake bite, pregnancy, coagulopathy.
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