Snake-Bite Gangrene in Children: A Report of Two Cases

  • AD Abbas
  • AM Abubakar
  • C Tahir
Keywords: Snake-bite, Gangrene, Children


Snake-bite can be both life and limb threatening, especially when there is envenomation. Early intervention in a fairly equipped health facility can go a long way in preventing the morbidity and mortality that can result from delay in initiating treatment. In this paper we report two cases of snakebite to the lower limbs in children that were both complicated by gangrene which led to major limb amputation in both. These are avoidable complications that should have been averted by appropriate care immediately after the snake-bite. Key words:Snake-bite, Gangrene, Children

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