Myocarditis along with acute ischaemic cerebellar, pontine and lacunar infarction following viper bite

Bhatt, Alok and Menon, Aravind Ajakumar and Bhat, Rama and Ramamoorthy, K (2013) Myocarditis along with acute ischaemic cerebellar, pontine and lacunar infarction following viper bite. BMJ Case Report. pp. 1-4. ISSN 1757-790X

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Abstract

Cerebrovascular complications are rare following viper bites. A 65-year-old man presented with loss of consciousness and developed haemiparesis following a viper bite. Coagulation parameters were severely deranged. MRI showed acute ischaemic infarction on the left side in the precentral and postcentral gyrus, hemipons and cerebellum. Troponin T was elevated and transient left bundle branch block was seen. The patient had a good outcome following treatment with Anti Snake Venom and supportive therapy. Possible mechanisms of infarction are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2015 10:16
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2015 10:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143168

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