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VOLUME 25 , ISSUE 12 ( December, 2021 ) > List of Articles
Subramanian Senthilkumaran, Namasivayam Balamurugan, Nanjundan Karthikeyan, Ponniah Thirumalaikolundusubramanian
Keywords : Anti-snake venom, ICU management of snake bite, Neurotoxic snake bite
Citation Information : Senthilkumaran S, Balamurugan N, Karthikeyan N, Thirumalaikolundusubramanian P. Snakebite Mimicking Brain Death: Bedside Clues. Indian J Crit Care Med 2021; 25 (12):1464-1464.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 17-12-2021
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).
Agarwal et al.1 have successfully managed three cases of snakebites who manifested features similar to brain death but were not true brain dead. Most likely these cases might have gone on to a status of locked-in syndrome (LIS). LIS is a status in which there is complete paralysis of voluntary muscles in all parts of the body except for those that control eye movements. Moreover, this condition makes an individual completely mute and paralyzed in a conscious patient.2 In these individuals, communication may be possible through eye movements.