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Snake bite on scrotum – a case report

A Arshad, M Azfar, H Munawwar, UA Jawed

Abstract


A 22-year old man was bitten by a snake on his scrotum. This interesting and unusual case occurred in the rural area of District Aligarh, India. The niqueness of the case lies in the fact that scrotum is an extremely rare and unusual site for snake bite. Further, with negligible local signs of envenoming the patient presented with classical signs of neurotoxicity. Due to numerous superstitions associated with snake bite, the patient was treated with traditional home made ointment before coming to hospital. The authors realized that the case may be brought to the notice of the readers because the scrotal bite by the snake with no local signs of envenomation is the first reported case.

Key words: Snake bite, scrotum, India




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/pamj.v10i0.72236
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