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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-37

Record based study of snake bite cases admitted at shri vasantrao naik government medical college and hospital, Yavatmal (Maharashtra)


1 Lecturer, Department of PSM, Sri V.N. Govt. Medical College, Yavatmal (Maharashtra), India
2 Prof. and Head, Department of PSM, Sri V.N. Govt. Medical College, Yavatmal (Maharashtra), India
3 Associate Prof., Department of PSM, Sri V.N. Govt. Medical College, Yavatmal (Maharashtra), India

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R C Kirte
Lecturer, Department of PSM, Sri V.N. Govt. Medical College, Yavatmal (Maharashtra)
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PMID: 17193759

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The present hospital record based cross-sectional study was undertaken with the objectives of finding out the epidemiological profile of snake bite cases admitted in Shri V. N. Govt. Medical College and hospital during the period of 1998-2002. The data was collected from the filled case papers of snake bite cases, through medical record section under the department of PSM and analyzed manually. The outcome of snake bite treatment was noted and defined. Proportional case rate of snake bite cases varied from 6.8 per 1000 admissions in 1998 to 6.0 per 1000 in 2002. Snake bite cases were seen among Males (69.4%), 97.4% of cases were agricultural workers and labourers. The cases seen during the period of June to Aug (35.5%) followed by Septeber to November (33.5%). About 78.7% of the victims either got relived or cured with a experienced mortality 4.3%.


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