SURVIVAL AFTER COAGULOPATHY INDUCED BY (SAID DAKHIL)SNAKE BITE IN THI –QAR(SOUTH OF IRAQ)
AbstractBackground and aims :Coagulopathy after snake bite in Thi –Qar is one of the challenge to health services in the last few years .different types of snakes are present ,the most dangerous one is belong to vipradea family is Echis Craniatus stimmler. Patients and method: Retrospective study of patients who admitted to Al -Imam Al-Hussiens teaching hospital January 2002 – October 2011 ,308 , victims , (254 of them experienced bleeding ). Results: Female mostly were bitten in their upper limbs, while lower limbs among male. Death more among female, those who present late . DIC is the unique cause of death. No DIC occur after 7 days of the onset bite. All those who received blood from surviving DIC persons were survived. Use of available polyvalent Antivenom shows decrease mortality rate but not statistically significant. Discussion: Early admission and receive medical care may improve prognosis. Formation of auto antibodies around the end the first week may explain survival and no death after this time ,which also explain the benefit to those who receive their blood .Further studies needed .
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