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Case Report

Year: 2017 | Month: October | Volume: 7 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 265-268

Immunological Skin Reaction and Compartment Syndrome Due to Snake Bite: A Case Report

Orhan Akpinar

Unit of Microbiology, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of S├╝leymanDemirel, Isparta, Turkey


Toxicity of snake envenomation depends on many parameters such as type and the size of the snake, the amount of venom injection, the number of bites, the age of bitten person, the bite area and sensitivity to the venom. The presence of systemic diseases in bitten individuals and age factor may affect the clinical picture. The majority of snake bites occur in the extremities and compartment syndrome may develop in some patients. Such patients should be monitored carefully because delays in the diagnosis of compartment syndrome may lead to ischemic contractures or extremity amputations at various levels. In our case compartment syndrome was treated with conventional methods without doing fasciotomy.

Key words: Immunological reaction, compartment syndrome, snake bite

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