Snakebite in Indonesia

Randy Adiwinata, Erni J Nelwan

Abstract


Indonesia as one of the largest tropical and agricultural countries in the world shared the particularly high burden cases of snakebite. In the last decade, World Health Organization (WHO) has listed snakebite as one of the neglected tropical disease. The clinical manifestations of snakebite could vary according to the type of venoms ranging from mild to life threatening condition. Appropriate first aid treatment and comprehensive management of snakebite cases are warranted to reduce mortality and morbidity rates.

Key words: snakebite, neglected tropical disease, Indonesia, treatment, antivenom


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