ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77-82

Clinico-epidemiological profile of snake bites over 6-year period from a rural secondary care centre of Northern India: A descriptive study


1 Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Consultant in Department of Medicine, Nav Jivan Hospital, Stabarwa, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Shubhanker Mitra
Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-6580.172263

PMID: 26862265

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Estimated deaths due to snake bites are more than 46,000 annually in India. Ninety-seven percent bites occur in rural areas. Data on snake bites from Jharkhand rural area are sparse. This study describes 6 years profile of snake bite patients from January, 2007 to December, 2012 at Nav Jivan Hospital in Palamu district, Jharkhand.


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