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Snake Bite Complications

The complications of venomous snake bites can range from mild to severe and may mimic other human diseases like:

  • Fever
  • Pain and swelling
    (at the bite site)

  • Allergic reaction
  • Infection
    (including methicillin-resistant bacteria)
  • Vision damage
    (from toxin sprays especially)

  • Hemorrhage
  • ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Compartment syndrome
    (localized severe swelling that can damage or destroy nerves and blood vessels, leading to muscle necrosis)

  • Limb loss
  • Gangrene
  • Sepsis
  • Internal bleeding
  • Cardiac damage
  • Respiratory compromise
  • Psychological effects or mental disorders
    (Possible long-term)
  • Death.

 

 

 

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Reference:

https://www.medicinenet.com/snake_bite/article.htm#what_are_the_complications_of_a_venomous_snakebite

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