Snake bites in Nigeria: A study of the prevalence and treatment in Benin City

  title={Snake bites in Nigeria: A study of the prevalence and treatment in Benin City},
  author={E. Kelly Inanemo Omogbai and Zuleikha A. M. Nworgu and Michael A. Imhafidon and Anwakang A. Ikpeme and David O. Ojo and Charles N. Nwako},
  journal={Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research},
Purpose: Although snake bites occur frequently in Benin City, the prevalence has not been documented. [] Key MethodResults: Males were twice more often bitten than females, and teenagers and youths in their early twenties constituted the peak age range of victims. Most victims (59.5%) were bitten in the bush or farm. The limbs were the commonest sites of bite with the feet (73.5%) and arms (20.9%) more frequently bitten; both the upper and lower right limbs were also more frequently bitten than the…

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