Copperhead Envenomation Resulting in a Rare Case of Hand Compartment Syndrome and Subsequent Fasciotomy.

Journal Article

Copperhead bites account for nearly 40% of all snakebites in the United States. Although common, these bites are rarely severe, and most are treated with supportive care and antivenom. We describe the first reported case of a copperhead envenomation resulting in a hand compartment syndrome with measured elevated compartment pressures that necessitated fasciotomy of the hand. Our case underscores the importance of vigilance in the diagnosis and management of copperhead envenomation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brys, AK; Gandolfi, BM; Levinson, H; Gerardo, CJ

Published Date

  • May 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 5

Start / End Page

  • e396 -

PubMed ID

  • 26090286

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4457259

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2169-7574

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000367


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States