image of Snake Bite–Induced Acute Kidney Injury: Report of a Successful Outcome during Pregnancy
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


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.


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  • Published online : 06 Feb 2017
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