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A cobra bite - uncommon bitten site

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RMMK Namal Rathnayaka ,

Provincial General Hospital,Ratnapura, LK
About RMMK Namal
Trainee in Medical Toxicology, Medical Officer- Intensive care unit
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SAM Kularathna,

Faculty of Medicine-University of Pereadeniya, LK
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Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya.
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AGH Sugathapala,

Provincial General Hospital, Ratnapura, LK
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Consultant Physician, Provincial General Hospital, Ratnapura
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PMCK Pathiraja,

Provincial General Hospital, Ratnapura, LK
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Consultant Anaesthetist, Provincial General Hospital, Ratnapura
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PEAN Ranathunga

Provincial General Hospital, Ratnapura, LK
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Medical Officer - Emergency treatment unit, Provincial General Hospital, Ratnapura
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Abstract

A 58yrs old female patient presented with a history of cobra bite to right side of the face just below the eye. She was initially resuscitated with endotracheal intubation due to respiratory failure and was administered 20 vials of antivenom serum (AVS). She died on 9th day at intensive care unit. This is an unusual presentation because 1) the bitten site was the face, 2) she developed coagulopathy and 3) she did not develop severe tissue necrosis at the bitten site.
How to Cite: Rathnayaka, R.N. et al., (2015). A cobra bite - uncommon bitten site. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 23(2), pp.89–90. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v23i2.8069
Published on 22 Jul 2015.
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