A Hypersensitivity following antivenom administration: A case report

Case Report

  • Richa Patel Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad
  • Harsha D. Makwana Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad
  • Shikha Sood Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad
  • Supriya Malhotra Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad
Keywords: Snakebite, anti snake venom, hypersensitivity, anti-snake venom reaction

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Richa Patel, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad

Resident Doctor, Department of Pharmacology

Harsha D. Makwana, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency medicine

Shikha Sood, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Supriya Malhotra, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad

Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology

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Published
2021-12-01
How to Cite
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Patel R, Makwana HD, Sood S, Malhotra S. A Hypersensitivity following antivenom administration: A case report . jpadr [Internet]. 2021Dec.1 [cited 2022Jan.22];2(4):26-8. Available from: https://jpadr.com/index.php/jpadr/article/view/51