Epidemiology, Clinical Profile of Snake Bite Cases Treated in theni Medical College Hospital, in South India:

Dr.P.S. Vallidevi, Dr.Syed Bahavudeen Hussaini
2017 IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences  
In India approximately 1 person is affected by Snake bite every 10 seconds. 1 person dies of Snake bite every 2 hours. Similarly, Snake bite is a common problem in and around Theni district. All the four main kind of snakes namely Cobra (Najanaja), Common krait (Bangarusceruleans), Saw scaled viper (Echiscarenatus) and Russel viper (Daboiarusselii) are present in this region. Though people are aware of the availability of treatment for snake bites in hospital, still some superstitions prevail
more » ... rstitions prevail in these people. There is also lack of uniformity in treating such cases. This study was done to address these issues.
doi:10.9790/0853-1605054850 fatcat:xjcjb3llu5czlan6igphbb7ylu