COMPARTMENT SYNDROME IN A CHILD FOLLOWING SNAKEBITE


Anil A. B., Anil M., Karaarslan U., Bal A., Aksu N.

NOBEL MEDICUS, vol.6, no.3, pp.108-111, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: NOBEL MEDICUS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.108-111
  • Keywords: Snakebite, compartment syndrome, antivenom, fasciotomy, MANAGEMENT, ANTIVENIN, BITES
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Compartment syndrome is a rare complication of snakebite In this article we report a seven year old girl with compartment syndrome resulting from a viper envenomation Only ten vials of antivenin were used due to inavailability Despite aggressive medical treatment except for insufficient dose of antivenom administration her clinical situation continued to worsen and she required a fasciotomy In conclusion prompt institution of adequate antivenin treatment is imperative in snakebite cases However fasciotomy should be kept in mind in compartment syndrome related with snakebite which does not respond to medical therapy