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Snake envenomation during pregnancy

Abstract
Background: We report our experience with management and treatment of pregnant women who were admitted at our institution for snake envenomation.

Methods: We reviewed the charts and recorded the management, treatment, and outcome of 51 pregnant women admitted to our high-risk obstetric service with a diagnosis of snakebite.

Results: One patient experienced spontaneous abortion, 2 had intrauterine fetal death due to placental abruption, 2 delivered malformed babies, 1 had premature birth of twins with low birthweight. There were no maternal deaths.

Conclusion: Snake-venom poisoning in pregnancy is a complex medical emergency that involves complications at the site of the bite and may also involve dysfunction of multiple organ systems in both mother and fetus.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
G M
G O
Year of Publication
2019
Journal
Clinical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume
2
Issue
2
Number of Pages
150-155
Language
eng
ISSN Number
2640-2890
DOI
10.29328/journal.cjog.1001039
Publication Language
eng