Hospital Protocol for Snakebite Victims Management

Pedro Marques da Costa, Rodrigo Sousa, Maria Lobo Antunes, Sara Azevedo, Gabriela Araújo e Sá, Maria do Céu Machado


Venomous snakebites are relatively rare in Portugal. Pediatric victims present with greater severity and are at risk of fatal complications. Clinical management protocols are the gold standard of care worldwide. We report two cases of venomous adder bites in pediatric patients. Based on a literature review we also discuss the clinical management and present a treatment protocol that ensures multidisciplinary and updated practice by medical teams.

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