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FN1Authors' addresses: Sanjay Vikrant, Department of Nephrology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India, E-mail: email@example.com. Anupam Parashar, Department of Community Medicine, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
- Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 96, Issue 4, Apr 2017, p. 885 - 886
Snake Bite–Induced Acute Kidney Injury: Report of a Successful Outcome During Pregnancy
Snake bite is an important health hazard in tropics. Snake envenomation in pregnancy may cause fetal death and maternal mortality or morbidity. However, little is known about the toxic effects and optimal management during pregnancy after snake envenomation because of the rarity of cases. Herein, we report a case of a pregnant woman who was successfully treated for snake bite–induced acute kidney injury during the third trimester. She was treated with equine-derived polyvalent anti-snake venom without development of any adverse effects, hemodialysis, and supportive therapy. She fully recovered and subsequently gave birth to a healthy child.