Harish Kumar, Adnan Bashir, Omer Sultan, Khadijah Abid, Nabeel Naeem Baig.
Acute Kidney Injury Secondary To Snake Bite in patients Presenting To a Tertiary Care Hospital.
J Bahria Uni Med Dental Coll Jan ;8(3):168-71.
Objective: To determine the frequency of Acute kidney injury secondary to snake bite in patients presenting to a tertiary care hospital. Subject and Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted at the department of General Medicine, Jinnah postgraduate medical center, Karachi, from 10th June 2015 to 10th Jan 2016. Patients with diagnosis of snake bite were enrolled. Detailed history, physical examination and biochemical measurements were recorded. Patients underwent serum creatinine levels for diagnosis of AKI. Results: One hundred and twelve patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria were included in this study.There were 90 (83.36%) males and 22 (19.64%) females. The mean ± standard deviation age of study population was 28±0.151 years. On analysis of risk factors it was observed that 33 (29.46%) patients were obese. On analysis of outcome variable, it was observed that 33 (29.46%) had AKI. Conclusion: Around 30% of patients who developed AKI were presented with history of snake bite. However, factors such as age, gender, duration and obesity were not related with the AKI.
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