Haemoperitoneum Secondary to Snake Bite.

  title={Haemoperitoneum Secondary to Snake Bite.},
  author={Sybghat Rahim},
  journal={South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir chirurgie},
  volume={55 3},
  • Sybghat Rahim
  • Published 2017 in
    South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse…
BACKGROUND Literature supports that very rarely the venom of "Hemotoxic Snake" (Russell's Vipers) affect haemostasis by secreting thrombin-like enzyme which promotes formation of unstable clots. Such clots could lead to fibrin deposition in micro circulation that in turn consume platelets and coagulation factors (consumption coagulopathy). Clinical presentation is mainly spontaneous bleeding and coagulopathy. In this case the significant effects of altered coagulation were observed in… CONTINUE READING