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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 16, Issue 2, Sept 2015 pp 390-391

Research Article

Rare case of snake bite on face

Jaiom Dagar, Ashok Jagtap, Chandershekhar Aundhakar, Archana Patil

Department of Paediatric, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Introduction: Snake bite is a major problem in rural India with more than 2 lakh snake bites being reported annually in India of which 35000-50,000 die. The lower extremities 59% were among the commonest part bitten followed by upper extremities amounting to 38.1%. Head, ear, back and buttocks accounted for the rest 2.9%. Snake bite is a common medical emergency faced mainly by rural populations in tropical and subtropical countries with heavy rainfall and humid climate. In the house: Snakes may enter the house in search of food or to find a hiding place for a while. If possible, try to avoid sleeping on the ground.2 we report a case of snake bite on face.