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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 144-147

Acute hypopituitarism - a rare complication of vasculotoxic snake bite: A case report


Department of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Amrish Saxena
Department of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha - 442 102, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9903.138440

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Venomous snake bite is an important public health hazard in tropical countries including India. Vasculotoxic snake bites are well known to cause local cellulitis, local tissue necrosis, bleeding manifestations, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), acute kidney injury (AKI), shock, cardiac arrhythmia, neurotoxicity, coma, and death. We present the case of a 30-year-old female who was bitten by a Russell's viper snake and complicated by AKI, DIC, and acute hypopituitarism during her hospital course. Acute hypopituitarism as a complication of snake bite is a rare entity.


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