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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Abstract

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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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