An Anaphylactoid Reaction to Rattlesnake Envenomation in a Pediatric Patient

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Abstract

Rattlesnake envenomation causes a spectrum of symptoms and signs, many of which closely resemble an anaphylactic reaction. Development of airway compromise after a snake bite to an extremity is unusual, but has been previously reported. The majority of such reports detail a history of probable sensitization from previous contact with snakes or snake venom. Few reports exist without such previous contact; no reports are of pediatric cases. Here we present a 14-year-old boy with no history of prior snake exposure who presents with an anaphylactoid reaction after a rattlesnake bite.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pagese109-e110
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

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Crotalus
Snakes
Pediatrics
Snake Bites
Snake Venoms
Anaphylaxis
Bites and Stings
Signs and Symptoms
Extremities

Keywords

  • Anaphylactoid
  • anaphylaxis
  • crotalidae
  • rattlesnake envenomation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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An Anaphylactoid Reaction to Rattlesnake Envenomation in a Pediatric Patient. / Rencher, Logan; Schwartz, Joanna; Wilson, Alexandra.

In: Pediatric Emergency Care, Vol. 34, No. 6, 01.06.2018, p. e109-e110.

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