Bilateral posterior circulation stroke secondary to a crotalid envenomation: Case report

Thiago Cardoso Vale, Alysson Ferreira Leite, Priscila Ribeiro Da Hora, Marayra Inês França Coury, Ricardo Cipriano Da Silva, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira

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Abstract

Snake bite envenoming is a disease with potential serious neurological complications. We report a case of an adolescent who wasbitten by a rattlesnake and developed bilateral posterior circulation stroke. The rattlesnake was later identified as being Crotalus durissus terrificus. Stroke was probably due to toxic vasculitis or toxin-induced vascular spasm and endothelial damage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-256
Number of pages2
JournalRevista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Crotalus durissus terrificus
  • Snake bite
  • Stroke
  • Venom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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