Snake Bite: An Unusual Cause of Ischaemic Stroke

Mohan, VB and Prabhu, Mukhyaprana M and Stanley, Weena and Sanket, Shah and Kumar, Varun and Marimuthu, Nachimuthu and Kanakalakshmi, Sushma T (2016) Snake Bite: An Unusual Cause of Ischaemic Stroke. Australasian Medical Journal, 9 (5). pp. 138-141. ISSN 1836-1935

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Snake bite continues to be one of the major and potential contributors for morbidity and mortality in India. Intracranial haemorrhage causing neurological deficits is a known entity due to snake bite but presentation with infarction is rare. The authors report a case of a healthy middle aged female who presented within hours of envenomation with altered sensorium and evaluation revealed left hemiplegia with deranged coagulation profile and multiple ischaemic infarcts instead of haemorrhage as a consequence of vasculotoxic envenomation due to viper bite.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Snake bite; Hemiplegia; Infarction
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anaesthesiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2017 04:51
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017 04:51

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