Use of antivenom serum in snake bite: a prospective study of hospital practice in the Gampaha district.

@article{Seneviratne2000UseOA,
  title={Use of antivenom serum in snake bite: a prospective study of hospital practice in the Gampaha district.},
  author={Suranjith L Seneviratne and C J Opanayaka and Niloo Ratnayake and K E Kumara and A M Sugathadasa and N Weerasuriya and W A Wickrama and Saman B. Gunatilake and H J de Silva},
  journal={The Ceylon medical journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={65-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To record current practices in hospital management of snake bite, especially with regard to use of antivenom serum (AVS). METHODS Management of all snake bite victims admitted to the four main hospitals of the Gampaha district was prospectively studied during a 5-month period. A pretested data collection sheet was used. Relevant information was obtained from patients, accompanying persons, medical staff and hospital records. RESULTS 466 patients (M:F = 7:3; 402 adults and 64… CONTINUE READING

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