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Journal of Case Reports
Post Snake Bite Compartment Syndrome of Lower Limb in a Child
Deepak Jain, Parimal Malviya, Tushar Agrawal, Alfven Vieira, Ashish Naik, Ananya Sharma, Sharvari Gunjotikar, Shreenath Vishwanath  
Department of Orthopaedics, MGM Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Parimal Malviya 
Email: dr.parimal90@gmail.com
Received: 27-OCT-2020 Accepted: 13-NOV-2020 Published Online: 10-DEC-2020
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2020.0067
Background: Compartment syndrome after a snake bite is an uncommon occurrence. The effects are more pronounced in children possibly due to the reduced total dilution volume in children. Case Report: A 10-year-old boy presented with an alleged history of snakebite by a banded krait just above the lateral malleolus. The patient eventually developed compartment syndrome of the right lower limb involving leg and thigh which was diagnosed based on clinical evaluation & laboratory findings and was managed by emergency fasciotomy. Conclusion: Snake bitten limbs need constant monitoring in a hospital setting for any evolving systemic and local complications. Early surgical intervention may prove to be limb saving.
Keywords : Acidosis, Ankle, Edema, Fasciotomy, Hypoxia, Snake Bites.
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