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Spontaneous massive hemothorax following snakebite envenomation: a case report
  • Yosief Yemane,
  • Mulugeta Russom
Yosief Yemane
Ministry of Health, Anseba Region

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Mulugeta Russom
National Medicine and Food Administration
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This unusual case of massive hemothorax developed following snakebite envenomation resulted in massive drop in hemoglobin, from 13.2 to 3.1g/dL, in three-days, and severe respiratory distress that required a number of thoracocentesis. He was stable until day-two of admission, then fully-deteriorated on day-three which reflects the need for close observation.