Research Article

The Protocol of Choice for Treatment of Snake Bite

Table 1

Iranian-modified WHO diagram for management of snake bite.

Severity of envenomationSigns/symptomsNumber of the vials that should be given

MildLocal swelling without systemic signs/symptoms3–5

ModerateExtension of swelling with systemic signs/symptoms (paresthesia, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, lightheadedness, sweating, and chills) ± lab test abnormalities6–10

SevereExtension of swelling to all affected limb with systemic signs/symptoms (respiratory failure, shock, bleeding, loss of consciousness, fasciculation, and seizure) and severe lab test abnormalities11–20