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The report describes successful management of 10 women in 2nd and 3rd pregnancy trimesters with EchiTab IgG antivenom after carpet viper (Echis ocellatus) envenoming. All women survived but foetal loss in a victim with delayed presentation and a case of mild hypersensitivity reaction were recorded. Excellent outcomes can be achieved in rural and semi-nomadic populations without specialized care and immediate access and provision of effective antivenoms is paramount in curtailing snakebite maternal morbidity, mortality and foetal loss.

Original publication

DOI

10.1111/j.1365-3156.2008.02122.x

Type

Journal article

Journal

Trop Med Int Health

Publication Date

09/2008

Volume

13

Pages

1172 - 1175

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Animals, Antivenins, Case-Control Studies, Female, Fetal Death, Health Services Accessibility, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic, Rural Health, Snake Bites, Time Factors, Viper Venoms