Published: 2016-12-16

A rare case of pregnancy complicated by snake bite

Rita Mittal, Bishan Dhiman, Nishi Sood, Shilpa Sood


Though snake bite is not common among pregnant women, however, the obstetrical consequences are severe and related to severity of envenomation. Little is known about the toxic effects and optimal management of snake envenoming because of rarity of cases. That was the main purpose of presenting this case.


Abruptio placentae, Coagulopathy, Envenomation

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