Acute Kidney Injury due to Russell’s Viper Envenomation: First Documented Case in Nepal

  • B. Bartaula BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
  • B. Shah BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
  • N. Bhurtel BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
  • S.K. Sharma BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
Keywords: Kidney injury, Russell's viper, envenomation

Abstract

Snake bite, is a significant public health problem and medical emergency in tropical countries including Nepal. Acute renal failure is one of the devastating complications of Russell’s viper envenoming which may cause death of patient in the absence of prompt and adequate management. Treatment with anti-venom and hemodialysis can salvage the patient. Although Russell’s viper is widely distributed in Nepal, AKI due to Russell’s viper envenoming was not reported previously from Nepal.

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Author Biographies

B. Bartaula, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

B. Shah, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal

Department of Internal Medicine

N. Bhurtel, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal

Department of Internal Medicine

S.K. Sharma, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal

Department of Internal Medicine

Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
Bartaula, B., Shah, B., Bhurtel, N., & Sharma, S. (2018). Acute Kidney Injury due to Russell’s Viper Envenomation: First Documented Case in Nepal. Journal of Advances in Internal Medicine, 7(2), 45-46. https://doi.org/10.3126/jaim.v7i2.23492
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Case Reports