Snake Bite in a Pregnant Woman - A Case Survived

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2012,2,4,440-441.
Published:November 2012
Type: Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

De-kaa NLP1, Alao AK2, Atabo A2 , Pitmang SL2, Jombo GTA3

1Department of Family Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, P.M.B 12245 Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. 

2Department of Family Medicine, Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) Comprehensive Health Centre, Zamko, Langtang-North. Plateau State, Nigeria.

3Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Health Sciences, Benue State University, PMB 102119 Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria.


Reports of venomous snakebites during pregnancy are uncommon. Perhaps the most difficult aspect of dealing with this clinical situation is that care must be rendered simultaneously to two patients with a complex interrelationship. We present a 24  year old woman gravida 4 para 3+0, who presented at 38 weeks gestation with a 12 hrs history of venomous carpet viper bite. She was treated with 40 mls of Echitab antisnake (monovalent) venom and delivered a live baby boy with good APGAR score.

Snake bite in a pregnant woman - a case survived