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Table 2 Venomous snake species, type of treatment, length of stay and the outcome of snake bite patients at the Teaching hospital Anuradhapura

From: A study of snake bite among children presenting to a paediatric ward in the main Teaching Hospital of North Central Province of Sri Lanka

Snake species Total number Type of treatment given Number % Outcome Number %
Hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnalehypnale) 8 Symptomatic treatment 8 100 Discharged in ≤ 3 days 8 100
Russel’s viper (Daboiarusselii) 5 Antivenom Symptomatic treatment 4 80 Discharged in ≤ 7 days 4 80
1 20 Discharged in ≤ 3 days 1 20
Saw-scaled viper (Echiscarinatus) 1 Antivenom & wound treatment 1 100 Discharged in ≤ 7 days 1 100
Cobra (Najanaja) 1 Antivenom & wound treatment 1 100 Discharged in ≤ 7 days 1 100
Common krait (Bungaruscareuleus) 3 Antivenom Symptomatic treatment 1 33.3 Death 2 67
1 33.3 Discharged in ≤ 3 days 1 33
Death in ITU 1 33.3