Recently, the Emergency Department – City Children’s Hospital received 1 case of Tr. Th. H. 11 years old, male, living in Cang Long, Tra Vinh was bitten by a viper with severe blood clotting disorder. Taking the recorded medical history, the child went to the back of the house to catch crabs in the pond near the pigsty, was suddenly bitten by a red-tailed viper on the right ankle, causing pain and bleeding, the family stopped the child’s bleeding and caught the snake. immediately take the child to the local hospital, give first aid to stop the bleeding, give fluids, and then transfer to the City Children’s Hospital. Here, the doctors on duty noted that the child was swollen and bruised on the right ankle, spreading to the instep of the foot, bleeding with gauze, a lethargic young face, testing for severe blood clotting disorder, along with family members carrying a snake. caught was a red-tailed green viper. Therefore, doctors diagnosed the child was bitten by a red-tailed viper and treated the child with a specific antivenom. As a result, the child’s condition improved after 6 hours of infusion of antivenom serum, the bleeding stopped, the snake bite wound was swollen and bruised.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, children are isolated at home, parents pay attention to clearing around the house to prevent snakes, bees and insects from entering the house and instructing children to pay attention when walking in the fields. vulnerable to venomous snake attacks, it is best to wear shoes when working, working in grasslands, fields and gardens, avoiding walking barefoot, avoiding climbing trees can also be bitten by vipers or risk falling.
BSCK2. Nguyen Minh Tien
City Children’s Hospital