Japanese Pit Viper Bite during Pregnancy

  • Shintaro Kakimoto Department of Diagnostic and Generalist Medicine, Dokkyo Medical University Hospital, Mibu, Tochigi, Japan
  • Yukinori Harada Department of Diagnostic and Generalist Medicine, Dokkyo Medical University Hospital, Mibu, Tochigi, Japan
  • Taro Shimizu Department of Diagnostic and Generalist Medicine, Dokkyo Medical University Hospital, Mibu, Tochigi, Japan

Abstract

A 28-year-old pregnant woman presented with swelling of the left foot after she was bitten by a Japanese pit viper. At first the swelling was mild to moderate but then spread up to the left knee the following day. The patient’s condition improved with antivenom treatment. No complication occurred in either the mother or the fetus. Although adverse reaction is a concern, antivenom should be considered as an option even in pregnant women if the benefits outweigh the risks.

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  • Published: 2022-11-15

    Issue: 2022: LATEST ONLINE (view)

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    Kakimoto S, Harada Y, Shimizu T. Japanese Pit Viper Bite during Pregnancy. EJCRIM 2022;doi:10.12890/2022_003652.

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