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Abstract Introduction: Since ancient times, snakes have been worshipped, feared and loathed in South Asia. Snake bite is a common occupational hazard of farmers, plantation workers, construction workers, snake charmers and hunters. With urbanization and deforestation, snake bite has become an important public health problem. As the problem is so underrated that, snake bite was finally included in WHO’s list of neglected tropical diseases in early 2009. Aims and Objective: To study the various Laboratory Profile of Snake Bite Patients. Methodology: After approval from institutional ethical committee, this Descriptive study carried out at Tertiary care hospital during 2 years (September 2012-September 2014) Result: There was no statistically significant correlation seen between type of snake bite and haemoglobin concentration (p<0.05). Statistically significant correlation was seen between the type of snake bite and total leukocyte count. Effect on the platelet counts was not seen in bites other than vasculotoxic bites. PT was raised in 85 (75.89%) cases and APTT in 77 (68.75%) cases. Out of 85 patients with raised PT, 19 (16.96%) had incoagulable plasma and rest had PT more than 16 seconds. Amongst the 77 patients with raised APTT, 19 (16.96%) had in coagulable plasma and remaining had APTT higher than 32seconds but not in coagulablem. Conclusion: Coagulopathy is the most common complication in vasculotoxic bites, which is an absolute indication of anti venom treatment. prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time are early indicators and better predictors of coagulopathy, and should be used whenever possible.

Keywords: Vasculotoxic, Neurotoxic, Hemotoxic snake bite.



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