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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 191-194

Hemoperitoneum complicating venomous snakebite: A case report


Department of Internal Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria

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Dr. Abdulmumini Yakubu
Department of Internal Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/smj.smj_62_19

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Herein, we report a case of hemoperitoneum complicating venomous snakebite from a carpet viper in a young Nigerian who survived it. Review of the literature indicates that it is a rare presentation and from the available evidence, the first from Nigeria. A peculiar feature was the late presentation. Management has been discussed while highlighting some of its limitations.


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