Document Type : Case Report


1 Faculty of Medicine, MTRC Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Clinical Research Development Unit of Akbar Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.


Objective: Snake bites represent a significant public health issue worldwide, as venomous snake bites can result in dangerous and sometimes lethal consequences. Sometimes, the diagnosis is difficult. Herein, we present the case of a 4-year-old child who posed a challenge to diagnosis.
 Case presentation: A 4-year-old child was brought to the emergency department with sudden, severe general weakness and impaired consciousness. Initially, the cause of these symptoms was unclear and difficult to diagnose. However, after a more thorough examination, it was determined that the likely cause was a neurotoxic snake bite. The child was hospitalized for three days. He received anti-venom, painkillers, and symptomatic treatments and left the hospital in good general condition.
Conclusion: Snakebites are very dangerous and sometimes have unusual manifestations, so adequate personnel and physician information is necessary for timely diagnosis and appropriate management.


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