Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Uveitis following anti-snake venom therapy

G. Nayak, S.Satish, R.Nityanandam, S.K. Thomas, R.

Snakebite is a common medical emergency in the tropics, causing multisystemic involvement. Ophthalmic manifestations after snakebite have included ptosis and ophthalmoplegia. Uveitis as an immunological complication following therapy with anti-snake venom (ASV) serum has been rarely reported in literature. We reported two patients who developed uveitis and acute renal failure following snakebite treatment with ASV serum. Both patients recovered uneventfully with appropriate therapy.

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