Rare Ischemic Stroke Presentation after Viper Bite-A Case Report

RAJIB PAUL, Swagat A Sasane


We present a case of 75 year old male patient who was brought to the hospital with history of unconsciousness, 6 hours, following viper bite. CT scan of brain showed multiple infarcts in right temporal and in cerebellar hemisphere. Neurological manifestations following snake bite is mainly to hemorrhagic complications. Presentation with infarction is rare and it can be attributed to various factors such as vasculitis, vasospasm, endothelial damage; toxin induced procoagulant effect and disseminated intravascular coagulation.


Snakebite; Viper; Infarct; Ischemic stroke

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