Girl's leg gets rotten black off this snake's bite

Girl's leg gets rotten black off this snake's bite

Unidentified girl, 13, suffered severe necrosis from a snake bite

This horrific picture shows a young girl's leg that has shriveled and turned completely black after being bitten by a snake.

The snake’s venom caused severe necrosis – the premature death of cells. This caused the tissue in her leg to die, leaving it withered and rotten.

 

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Girl's leg gets rotten black off this snake's bite

The whole leg of girl shrivels and rot. The lower portion of the leg became black. Snake's poison was spreading up and her body started showing the signs of muscle wastage.

A month later she was eventually brought to Carcaras, Venezuela,for medical treatment.

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One doctor, who has seen the photograph, told MailOnline the girl will need her leg amputated but is still likely to die from the snake venom.

Girl's leg gets rotten black off this snake's bite

The girl's death resulted in rhabdomyolysis, the rapid destruction of skeletal muscle. This case shows how important it is for new anti-venom discoveries.

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