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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51-53

Multiple infarctions involving cerebral and cerebellar hemispheres following viper bite

1 Department of Medicine, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Rajesh M Kumar
Department of Medicine, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore - 524 003, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-4958.158938

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The Russell's viper is one of the most dangerous and commonly encountered vasculotoxic poisonous snakes in India that is responsible for most snakebite mortalities. Usually hemorrhagic stroke is the sequel of viper bite; however, ischemic stroke is increasingly recognized and reported in the literature. In rural areas, there is a need to keep the possibility of cerebral infarction as one of the differential diagnoses of neurological deterioration following Russell's viper's bite, as early identification of neurological complications can lead to a more effective treatment. In the present article, we discuss a case of a young male who was presented with both supra- and infratentorial infarcts.

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