Cerebellar ataxia: A rare manifestation of snake envenomation

Subtata Banerjee, P. S. Pipliwal, Shubham Joshi, Pulkit Goyal, Megha Sharma, Akash Sharma

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Abstract

Snake envenomation is a frequently encountered problem in developing countries, including India. Wide spectrum of clinical manifestations like bleeding diathesis, neuroparalysis, are commonly seen and discussed. Certain delayed complications like cerebellar ataxia, neuropathy, etc are rarely encountered. These present once the acute stage is over but once these manifestations develop, they tend to cause long term morbidity and disability in the victim. We, hereby present a case of Neuroparalytic snake envenomation developing cerebellar signs, after the neuroparalysis was recovered. Only two cases with such delayed features have been reported in literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-29
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Indian Medical Association
Volume117
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Cerebellar ataxia
  • Envenontation
  • Neuroparalysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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