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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 12, Issue 2, September 2014 pp 415-416

Research Article

Acute ischemic stroke following viper bite

Bindu C B1, Suresh R M2, Venkatesh3

1Assistant Professor, 2Professor, 3Junior Resident, Department of General Medicine, Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences, Hassan



Reporting a case of snake bite. Viper bites are important venomous snakes in srilanka and south India. We report a 55 year old male bitten by viper on right dorsum of foot later he developed severe pain and swelling at the site of bite and he was shifted to our hospital 6 hours after the bite. His leg was swollen, having severe pain and tenderness at bitten site, anxious with tachycardia tachypnea with normal neurological examination and other systems being normal. Blood investigation showed deranged coagulation which was corrected after giving 40 vials of antisnake venom. He developed right sided hemiperesis36 hours of bite even after giving antivenom treatment and his CT brain showed acute infarct in left frontal lobe (anterior division of MCA). His wound started healing by seventh day and his hemiparesis completely recovered by 6 weeks.