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Girl’s leg shrivels and turns BLACK after snake bite causes her leg to rot away

  • Unidentified girl, 13, suffered severe necrosis from a snake bite
  • Necrosis is the premature death of cells and caused her leg to ‘die’
  • Also suffered a laceration to the artery in her leg which caused bleeding
  • Treated at first with her indigenous culture’s remedies
  • Finally brought to hospital a month after the incident with the snake
  • Necrosis has led to a condition called rhabdomyolysis, in which muscle tissue will begin to die throughout the body

This horrific picture shows a young girl’s leg that has shrivelled 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. 


The 13-year-old girl, who is unidentified, was first treated by remedies from the indigenous culture she was from, according to a photograph posted on Instagram by the username ‘juventudmedica’.

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

One doctor, who has seen the photograph, told MailOnline



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