Snake bite: An unusual cause of ischaemic stroke

Mohan Bhojaraja, M. Mukhyaprana Prabhu, Weena Stanley, Shah Sanket, Varun Kumar Nachimuthu Marimuthu, Sushma T. Kanakalakshmi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-141
Number of pages4
JournalAustralasian Medical Journal
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016

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Snake Bites
Stroke
Hemiplegia
Intracranial Hemorrhages
Bites and Stings
Infarction
India
Hemorrhage
Morbidity
Mortality

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Bhojaraja, M., Prabhu, M. M., Stanley, W., Sanket, S., Marimuthu, V. K. N., & Kanakalakshmi, S. T. (2016). Snake bite: An unusual cause of ischaemic stroke. Australasian Medical Journal, 9(5), 138-141. https://doi.org/10.4066/AMJ.2016.2629
Bhojaraja, Mohan ; Prabhu, M. Mukhyaprana ; Stanley, Weena ; Sanket, Shah ; Marimuthu, Varun Kumar Nachimuthu ; Kanakalakshmi, Sushma T. / Snake bite : An unusual cause of ischaemic stroke. In: Australasian Medical Journal. 2016 ; Vol. 9, No. 5. pp. 138-141.
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Snake bite : An unusual cause of ischaemic stroke. / Bhojaraja, Mohan; Prabhu, M. Mukhyaprana; Stanley, Weena; Sanket, Shah; Marimuthu, Varun Kumar Nachimuthu; Kanakalakshmi, Sushma T.

In: Australasian Medical Journal, Vol. 9, No. 5, 01.01.2016, p. 138-141.

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