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Late onset of bilateral cerebral infarction following Russell’s viper (Daboia russelii) bite

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RMMKN Rathnayaka ,

Provincial General Hospital,Ratnapura, LK
About RMMKN
Trainee in Medical Toxicology, Medical Officer-Intensive care unit/Anaesthesia M.phil. candidate Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya,
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PEAN Ranathunga

Provincial General Hospital,Ratnapura, LK
About PEAN
Medical Officer-Emergency Treatment Unit
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Abstract

Correction: On 8th February 2017, the authors of this paper were changed from RMMK Rathnayaka and PEA Ranathunga TO RMMKN Rathnayaka and PEAN Ranathunga. The title of the paper was also amended from 'Daboia russelli' TO 'Daboia russelii'.

 

A 53yr old male patient presented with a history of Russell’s viper bite to his right side leg. He developed acute kidney injury (AKI) and respiratory failure and intubated and given ICU care. On day 21 of snake bite he was found to have left side weakness of body and revealed bilateral cerebral infarction in CT brain. However the patient died 26th day of snake bite due to complications of acute ischemic stroke and AKI. This is one of rare complications of snake bite and the late onset of cerebral infarction following Russell’s viper bite which was not previously documented.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v25i1.8165
How to Cite: Rathnayaka, R. & Ranathunga, P., (2017). Late onset of bilateral cerebral infarction following Russell’s viper (Daboia russelii) bite. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 25(1), pp.35–38. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v25i1.8165
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Published on 03 Feb 2017.
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