Acute ischemic stroke following Hump-nosed viper envenoming; first authenticated case
1 University medical unit, National hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 Department of clinical medicine, Faculty of medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Thrombosis Journal 2012, 10:21 doi:10.1186/1477-9560-10-21Published: 20 September 2012
Hump-nosed pit viper (Genus Hypnale) is a medically important venomous snake in Sri Lanka and Southwestern India which causes significant morbidity and mortality. Envenoming of this snake results in hemostastic dysfunction, thrombotic microangiopathy, acute kidney injury and death. This case describes an authenticated first case of ischemic stroke in a 65 year old male following envenoming by H.hypnale in Sri Lanka.