DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20161262

Orbital cellulitis and pyogenic meningitis rare sequelae after snake bite

Rupeshkumar Naik

Abstract


The incidence of snake bite is underestimated. Worldwide around 2800 species of snakes are known out of which 375 species are venomous. Snake bite effects on nervous, cardiac, renal systems. A 10-year-old male boy was got admitted after five days treating with a local snake bite professional. On admission, he was treated with antibiotics for an infection. His cerebellum and most of the brain noted with streaks of pus. Here a case of intracranial complication following snake bite is reported.


Keywords


Snake bite, Pyogenic meningitis, Orbital cellulitis

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