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2014 | July-September | Issue3
CASE REPORT
Anterior Circulation Stroke Following Snakebite: A Rare Presentation
Ciji Sebastine, Neha Athale, Jaishree Ghanekar, Sainath Hegde
Author Affiliation
Ciji Sebastine : MGM Medical College and Hospital Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Neha Athale : MGM Medical College and Hospital Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Jaishree Ghanekar : MGM Medical College and Hospital Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Sainath Hegde : MGM Medical College and Hospital Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

10.5005/jp-journals-10036-1026

ABSTRACT

India is estimated to have the highest snakebite mortality in the world. Most fatalities are due to delay in getting the defnitive treat ment. Most snakebites are inficted on the lower limbs of farmers, plantation workers, herdsmen, and hunters in rural areas. The viper is one of India’s most commonly encoun tered poisonous snakes and envenomation following viper bite usually leads to consumption coagulopathy. Clinical characteristics include cellulites, renal failure, hemorrhagic manifestations including pituitary and intracranial hemorrhage. In the setting of viper envenomation, large-vessel thrombosis is a very rare occurrence. Also, bilateral anterior cerebral artery infarction, when unrelated to anatomical abnormalities, surgery or trauma, itself is an exceedingly rare event. The following case is an unusual one of bilateral cerebral infarction in ACA territory in an otherwise healthy individual.

Abbreviations: ACA: Anterior cerebral artery; ASV: Anti snake venom; CNS: Central nervous system.

Keywords: Stroke, Snakebite, MRI study, Anterior circulation.

How to cite this article: Sebastine C, Athale N, Ghanekar J, Hegde S. Anterior Circulation Stroke Following Snakebite: A Rare Presentation. MGM J Med Sci 2014;1(3):143-145.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

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