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VOLUME 22 , ISSUE 7 ( 2018 ) > List of Articles


Brain dead presentation of snake bite

Sonika Agarwal, Nidhi Kaeley, Nand Kishore

Keywords : Braindead, snake envenomation, supportive care

Citation Information : Agarwal S, Kaeley N, Kishore N. Brain dead presentation of snake bite. Indian J Crit Care Med 2018; 22 (7):541-543.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_318_17

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Snakebite is considered as a significant public health problem contributing considerably to morbidity and mortality. A neurotoxic snake bite can present from mild ptosis to complete paralysis with external and internal ophthalmoplegia. Three patients presented in emergency intubated outside with deeply comatose, fixed dilated pupil, and absent doll's eye reflex mimicking as brain dead.

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