Russell's Viper Envenomation-Associated Addisonian Crisis

Subramanian Senthilkumaran, Ritesh G. Menezes, Syed Ather Hussain, S. Allen Luis, Ponniah Thirumalaikolundusubramanian

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Abstract

Snakebite envenomation is an important public health problem in tropical countries. We report a case of bilateral adrenal hemorrhage in a 28-y-old man with Russell's viper bite that occurred in the Sathyamangalam forest range in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. In this case, a combination of early bite recognition, hospital-based supportive care, corticosteroid therapy, and timely administration of polyvalent antivenom resulted in a favorable clinical outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalWilderness and Environmental Medicine
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • adrenal hemorrhage
  • snakes
  • Vasculotoxicity
  • venoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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