A Hypersensitivity following antivenom administration: A case report
Introduction: Allergic reactions are the most common reported adverse events, after administration of antivenom. Antivenom is the treatment of snakebite. In many parts of the world where snakebite is prevalent, adverse reactions to snake antivenom are common. Acute reactions are mostly mild. Within an hour of exposure to antivenom, severe anaphylaxis may develop.
Case Presentation: Here, we illustrate a case of an 18-year-old female patient who had snakebite but after receiving antivenom, it was followed by local site swelling, rashes, and itching all over the body. It advanced to cellulitis and the patient recovered after a few days and was discharged after treatment. The prevention of reactions will depend mainly on improving the quality of antivenom.
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