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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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Abstract

VALE, Thiago Cardoso et al. Bilateral posterior circulation stroke secondary to a crotalid envenomation: case report. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2013, vol.46, n.2, pp.255-256. ISSN 0037-8682.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-1667-2013.

Snake bite envenoming is a disease with potential serious neurological complications. We report a case of an adolescent who was bitten 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.

Keywords : Stroke; Snake bite; Venom; Crotalus durissus terrificus.

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