IJMDC. 2020; 4(7): 1104-1107

Bilateral eyelids ptosis secondary to snakebite injury: a case report

Authors: Ali Mohammed Alshahrani, Abdullah Khaled Alzailaie, Mohammed Sharaf Alshahrani.

ABSTRACT

Background: Ocular manifestations, including bilateral ptosis, could happen as a rare case after snakebite injuries. However, the unusual presentations, diagnosis, and their management can pose challenges when they present to the ophthalmologist. Early detection of these treatable conditions can prevent visual loss in these patients who are systemically unstable and are unaware of their ocular condition. Case Presentation: We present a case of bilateral ptosis resulted due to snake venom in a 4-year-old girl, who presented in Abha Maternity and Children Hospital, with a brown, 20 cm, two times snake bite in the right foot. Swelling and skin discoloration were the major symptoms. The elevation of creatine kinase, liver enzymes, and serum bilirubin were the major laboratory investigation abnormalities. Anti-venom was given initially, followed by Augmentin, Perfalgan, Omeprazole, and Ceftriation. After 6 weeks of follow-up, full improvement of ptosis was noted. Conclusion: Giving anti-venom initially in primary care is a key step. Use of antibiotics is useful in releasing symptoms that leads to complete recovery.

Keywords:
Snake venoms, bilateral ptosis, Saudi Arabia


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Bilateral eyelids ptosis secondary to snakebite injury: a case report


Authors
Ali Mohammed Alshahrani
Resident, Ophthalmology Program of Southern Region Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Khaled Alzailaie
Resident, Abha General Maternity Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Sharaf Alshahrani
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Mohammed Sharaf Alshahrani, Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.; m.sharaf.s@hotmail.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 05 Feb 2019
Accepted 08 Feb 2019
Published in print 10 Jul 2020

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Alshahrani AM, Alzailaie AK, Alshahrani MS. Bilateral eyelids ptosis secondary to snakebite injury: a case report. IJMDC. 2020; 4(7): 1104-1107. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1549393375


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Alshahrani AM, Alzailaie AK, Alshahrani MS. Bilateral eyelids ptosis secondary to snakebite injury: a case report. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=29888 [Access: August 04, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1549393375


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Alshahrani AM, Alzailaie AK, Alshahrani MS. Bilateral eyelids ptosis secondary to snakebite injury: a case report. IJMDC. 2020; 4(7): 1104-1107. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1549393375


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Alshahrani AM, Alzailaie AK, Alshahrani MS. Bilateral eyelids ptosis secondary to snakebite injury: a case report. IJMDC. (2020), [cited August 04, 2020]; 4(7): 1104-1107. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1549393375


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Alshahrani, A. M., Alzailaie, . A. K. & Alshahrani, . M. S. (2020) Bilateral eyelids ptosis secondary to snakebite injury: a case report. IJMDC, 4 (7), 1104-1107. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1549393375


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Alshahrani, Ali Mohammed, Abdullah Khaled Alzailaie, and Mohammed Sharaf Alshahrani. 2020. Bilateral eyelids ptosis secondary to snakebite injury: a case report. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (7), 1104-1107. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1549393375


Chicago Style

Alshahrani, Ali Mohammed, Abdullah Khaled Alzailaie, and Mohammed Sharaf Alshahrani. "Bilateral eyelids ptosis secondary to snakebite injury: a case report." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1104-1107. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1549393375


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alshahrani, Ali Mohammed, Abdullah Khaled Alzailaie, and Mohammed Sharaf Alshahrani. "Bilateral eyelids ptosis secondary to snakebite injury: a case report." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.7 (2020), 1104-1107. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1549393375


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Alshahrani, A. M., Alzailaie, . A. K. & Alshahrani, . M. S. (2020) Bilateral eyelids ptosis secondary to snakebite injury: a case report. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (7), 1104-1107. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1549393375


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