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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 75-77

Digital gangrene and acute kidney injury following viperine snakebite


Kidney Care Centre, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Ondo State, Nigeria

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Oluseyi Ademola Adejumo
Kidney Care Centre, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Ondo State
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/1118-8561.215036

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Snakebite is an occupational hazard mainly among rural farming communities accounting for as high as 94, 000 deaths yearly. We present a 73 year old rural male farmer who was managed for left digital gangrene and acute kidney injury following viperine snakebite. There was delay before presenting for medical care. He had amputation of the gangrenous digit and was managed with haemodialysis. He had incomplete renal recovery with an estimated glomerular filtration rate of 23 mls/min/1.73m2 4 months after discharge. Delay in seeking appropriate medical care in patients with snakebite injury may be associated with significant morbidity.


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