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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 7(3); 1996 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 1996;7(3): 405-414.
A CLINICAL ANALYSIS OF SNAKE BITE INJURY
Nam Soox Jin Park, Jin Park
Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Chosun University, KwangJu, Korea
  Published online: September 30, 1996.
ABSTRACT
This study is a clinical analysis and review of 71 cases of snake bite who were admitted to Chosun University Hospital from July. 1991 to July. 1996 . The results were as follow ; 1) The seasonal distribution was prominent in July and August. 2) The ratio between male and female was 1.8:1 and age distribution was most prevalent in 6th decades. 3) The geographical distribution was most prevalent in Hwa-Sun area(39.4%). 4) In most case, the emergency care at primary local clinic was non-specific treatment. 5) The most common site of being bited was extremities(100%), so the ratio between hand and foot was about 1:1. 6) Most frequent general symptoms and signs were dizziness(18.3%) and nausea, vomiting (8.5%) and visual disturbance(8.5%). Most frequent local symptoms and signs were swelling(98.6%) and pain(83.1%). 7) The treatment was included in hydration, propylactic tetanus toxoid injection. ad.ministration of antibiotics, antivenin and steroid. 8) There was no case of death.
Key words: Emergency Medical Center, Snake Bite.
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