H. S. Bawaskar & P. H. Bawaskar
Snake bite is a serious problem in India. It is a preventable public health hazard in tropical and subtropical countries, high incidence of snake bite in this region is because of heavy rain fall and high humid climate. High morbidity and mortality because of traditional herbal and mantrik’s remedies remains more popular than western style of treatment. Most victims admitted in our hospital had already taken the above nature remedies. 15000–20000 people die each year due to snake bites in India. Out of which maximum are from Maharashtra state. Common poisonous snakes found in Konkan region are krait cobra, saw scaled viper, russel viper, and echis carinatus1.
Snake 67 (43 male, 24 female) snake bite victims between 20 and 80 years were admitted to our hospital. They were divided into the following groups according to their major clinical features.
Table: Group wise distribution of cases