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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




Journal article


Trop Med Int Health

Publication Date





1172 - 1175


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