Journal of Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine 2012 , Vol 3, Issue 1
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation and Death Due to Snake Bites
Yavuz Orak 1 , Sevgi Akbulut 1 , Bilal Başanalan 1 , Tunga Barçın 2 , Filiz Orak 3
1Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Nusaybin Government Hospital, Mardin, Turkey
2Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Nusaybin Government Hospital, Mardin, Turkey
3Clinic of Medical Microbiology, Gözde Surgical Medicine Center, Mersin, Turkey
DOI : 10.5152/dcbybd.2012.05

Disseminated intravascular coagulation is a serious and life threatening systemic complication of snake bites that can cause death if the treatment is delayed. Herein we present a 57-year-old female patient with no prior systemic disease who died because of disseminated intravascular coagulation that developed in 6 hours due to a snake bite.

Keywords : Snake bite, disseminated intravascular coagulation, death, early therapy