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

Alok Bhatt, Aravind Ajakumar Menon, Rama Bhat, Kusugodlu Ramamoorthi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number200336
JournalBMJ Case Reports
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06-09-2013

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Lacunar Stroke
Myocarditis
Bites and Stings
Infarction
Antivenins
Troponin T
Snake Venoms
Somatosensory Cortex
Bundle-Branch Block
Unconsciousness
Frontal Lobe
Paresis
Cerebellum
Therapeutics

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