Bilateral Blindness following Snakebite Due to the Infarction of the Cerebral Posterior Circulation

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دوره 16 - شماره 2

Article Type: Case report

We describe a 40-year-old male who was brought to our hospital with venous thrombosis 6 hours after a snakebite. The patient had local envenomation with blindness. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed infarct in the posterior circulation. The neurological manifestations following snakebite are often due to hemorrhagic complications. Presentation with infarction is rare and can be attributed to vasculitis, vasospasm, endothelial damage, toxin-induced procoagulant effect, and disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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