Abstract

Snakebite is a common medical emergency in India. Unusual complications may occur after viper bite. Bilateral parotid enlargement after viper bite is a rare entity. An 18-year old gentleman presented to our hospital with history of viper bite. On examination he had cellulitis of right lower limb. He developed swelling of both the parotid glands 12 h after admission. He developed coagulopathy, acute renal failure and died within 48 h of hospital admission. Development of parotid swelling after snake bite is associated with poor prognosis. This case is found worth reporting as it is an unusual complication having prognostic value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-155
Number of pages2
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2013

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Snake Bites
Bites and Stings
Swelling
Cellulitis
Parotid Gland
Acute Kidney Injury
India
Lower Extremity
Emergencies

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)

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