TITLE

Ischaemic stroke with internal carotid artery occlusion following viper bite: A case report

AUTHOR(S)
Gopalan, Sowmya; Ramadurai, Srinivasan; Bharathi, Sai Lakshmikanth; Arthur, Preetam
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
Neurology Asia;Jun2014, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p191
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Snake bites are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in tropical countries. Neurological complications are quite common in venomous snake bites. Strokes, mainly haemorrhagic and occasionally ischaemic, have been reported in 2.6% of snake bites. Direct effect of toxin, vasospasm and release of procoagulant and anticoagulant factors have all been postulated as the cause. However thrombotic stroke with involvement of a major cerebral vessel is very rare. We report a case of complete left internal carotid artery occlusion with ischaemic stroke in a young lady after a Russel's viper bite.
ACCESSION #
96987171

 

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