Russell's viper bite complications

Pituitary dysfunction in survivors of Russell's viper

A Rare Case Series of Ischemic Stroke Following Russell's

  1. Ischemic stroke following snakebite is rare. We report a case of a 55-year-old male who developed headache with expressive aphasia following a Russell's viper bite. Computed tomography scan of the..
  2. ant coagulant in venom resulting in coronary thrombosis - leading to MI
  3. Russell's viper bite victims (70-80%) are males and the majority of the patients (77%) are between the ages of 10-40 years (Kularatne, 2003, Silva et al, 2016b). Forty-one percent of the bites occur in paddy fields, followed by foot paths and home gardens. Most of the bites are at the level of the ankle or belo
  4. g, spontaneous bleeding, incoagulable blood, neurological manifestations, ptosis, ophthalmoplegia, descending paralysis, rhabdomyolysis, and acute kidney injury. [Full text] Long-term health complications following snake enveno
  5. Hemiplegia due to ischemic stroke, isolated facial nerve palsy following Russell's viper bite, paresthesia over the bite site, and generalized shivering of the body were the neurological complications other than the migraine-like syndrome that were attributed to snakebite
  6. senting an unusual complication, cerebral infarction fol-lowing Russell's viper bite. Ethical approval was obtained from the Institutional Ethical Committee of the institute. Case report A middle-aged previously healthy male was admitted for a snakebite on his left foot which he sustained in his padd

Russell's viper venoms can cause neurotoxicity, myotoxicity, haemolysis, coagulopathy and other haemostatic disturbances, shock, acute kidney injury, severe local envenoming with necrosis and death.3,4 Hypopituitarism is a relatively uncommon sequel of Russell's viper bite The aim of this prospective study was to investigate whether myocardial damage occurs after Sri Lankan viper bites, using a highly specific and sensitive marker, troponin T. METHODS: 45 patients admitted after a definite viper bite [Russell's viper (RV), n = 13, hump-nosed viper (HNV), n = 32] were studied with regard to cardiac symptoms, ECG. While any snake bite can be dangerous and some snakes are very poisonous, a snake bite can result in serious tissue damage at the site of the bite. If the right anti-venom is administered quickly and on time to the patient, it can save the person's life. This article deals with how snake bite is treated and what the complications are Following a bite from a juvenile Russell's viper (Daboia russelii), a priapism (painful erection) developed rapidly in a 16-year-old male and only subsided after administration of antivenom 3 hours later. Potential mechanisms for this snakebite-induced priapism are unclear but likely due to venom toxins causing nitric oxide (NO) release and subsequent vasodilation of endothelium in the. Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) is a species of venomous snake (one of the big four venomous snakes of India) in the family Viperidae native to the Indian subcontinent. It was described in 1797 by George Shaw and Frederick Polydore Nodder, and named after Patrick Russell who wrote of it in his 1796 work An account of Indian serpents, collected on the coast of Coromande

Local complications in the form of limb cellulitis were noted in the viper (92.6%) and NI (presumed viper bite, 85.7%) categories . Systemic manifestations in the form of hematuria were noted in 8 patients (10.5%), bleeding from orifices/bite site in 3 patients (3.9%), and hematemesis in 2 patients (2.9%) A Russell's viper bite is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in Sri Lanka. Neurotoxity is well known but the usual neurological manifestations are due to transient presynaptic inhibition of neuromuscular transmission of secretory phospholipase A2, which improves with antivenom serum[].Blindness due to rare cases of vascular retinal changes and optic neuritis following viper bites has. Visual hallucinations (VHs) are extremely rare in snakebites. We report a case of Russell's viper bite in an otherwise healthy 55-y-old woman who presented to a hospital in south India with established clinical features of systemic and local envenomation, including coagulation failure, without any neurologic manifestations on admission Keywords: ischemic stroke, cerebral infarct, Russell′s viper, snake bite. INTRODUCTION Over 20,00,000 cases of snake bites are reported annually in India, among them 35,000 to 50,000 people die.1,2 Russell's viper (Vipera russelli siamensis), is widely distributed and responsible for most of the fatalities of snake bite in India.2, Cerebrovascular complications following snakebite is rare, but both haemorrhagic and thrombotic complications have been reported in the literature. 2 3 Viperine bites are the most common bites found in India and majority are due to Russell's viper, and manifest as coagulopathy or systemic haemorrhage.

The venom of Russell's viper is rich in nephrotoxins, which causes ARF as a major complication [11,12] The myotoxic action of phospholipase A 2 on muscles can be seen histologically as fragmentation of muscle fibers, separation of muscle fibers by oedema, dilated capillaries, myonecrosis and mononuclear cell infiltration An unusual complication of Russell's viper bite envenoming known from Burma (D. siamensis) and southern India (D. russelii) is hypopituitarism. Antonypillai et al. (2011) reported this complication from Sri Lanka as well, reviewed the literature on this phenomenon (which may develop years after recovery from acute effects of the snakebite. Snakebite is an important medical problem in India. Among their various manifestations, cerebral complications are uncommonly found in literature. Moreover, Ischemic stroke following snake bite is quite rare. Here we report a case series of two such cases that developed neurological manifestations following Russell's viper bite The WHO says complications linked to attacks make the phenomenon one of the most neglected tropical diseases. Between 81,000 and 138,000 people are killed by snake bites each year globally, it says

Renal involvement in Russell's viper bite patients without

  1. Renal failure is a common complication of Russells Viper and Hump-nosed Pitviper bites (Tin-Nu-Swe et a1,1993, Joseph et al, 2006). The contributory factors are intravascular haemolysis, DIC, direct nephrotoxicity and hypotension (Chugh et a1, 1975) and rhabdomyolysis
  2. The Russell's Viper will transfer a large amount of venom into a single bite. This does not bode well for the victim. Some of the symptoms from a Russell's Viper bite include pain lasting for 2-4 weeks (this should be an indication of how venomous these guys really are), drop in blood pressure and heart rate, bleeding of the gums, vomiting.
  3. Our study also demonstrated rare complications like Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in a patient with vasculotoxic snake bite (Russell's viper). It is interesting to note that neurotoxic snake bite was also associated with cardiotoxicity but majority of them were ECG changes
  4. The local effects were more marked in Green pit viper victims. Digital bites developed gangrene more frequently than other bitten sites. Haematemesis and bleeding gums were the commonest types of systemic bleeding. The coagulation abnormalities following Russell's viper bite were compatible with DIC
  5. Pulmonary edema following envenomation is another complication of snakebites 55 and has been reported for both viper and elapid bites.21, 56, 57, 58Jeyarajah 56 described a case series of Russell's viper bites in 22 patients from Sri Lanka and found that pulmonary edema developed in eight (36.4%) and that all had acute renal failure. Four.
  6. The amount of venom produced by the russell's viper is ample, with adult specimens ranging from 130 milligrams to 268 mg in a single bite. Necrosis is very deep and stays limited to the region of the bite, but in some cases, it may be acute

A rare case report of Russell's viper snakebite with

DIC is a well-known complication of viper bites, which may at times cause a thrombotic microangiopathy affecting small vasculature, including that of the lungs. In one of the largest case series of Russell's viper bites described (of 336 patients), Kularatne et a Cerebrovascular complications following snakebite is rare, but both haemorrhagic and thrombotic complications have been reported in the literature.2 3 Viperine bites are the most common bites found in India and majority are due to Russell's viper, and manifest as coagulopathy or systemic haemorrhage. Snake bite is a common and devastating environmental hazard, especially in rural areas of tropical countries. Acute myocardial infarction caused by snakebite has rarely been reported. To our knowledge we found only 10 cases of Myocardial infarction following a viper bite in English literature. We report a case of inferior ST elevation myocardial infarction following a Russell's viper bite in. Russell's viper bite in Sri Lanka may have been due to the environmental and habitat changes of the snake. This study therefore, aims to evaluate, in a sample of snakebite cases, the pattern of viper bite and the evolution of clinical manifestations following the bite; the responses to treatment pro-cedures and the resulting complications. The early administration of polyvalent snake antivenom results in reduced mortality and acute complications of viper bite; however, its impact on long-term sequelae has not been assessed . Hypopituitarism (HP) is an uncommon consequence of Russell's viper envenomation (RVE)

Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) is a species of venomous snake in the family Viperidae, the family which includes the venomous Old World vipers.The species is found in Asia throughout the Indian subcontinent, much of Southeast Asia, southern China and Taiwan. The species is named after Patrick Russell (1726-1805), a Scottish herpetologist who first described many of India's snakes, and the. The complications due to snake bite were minimum, if anti snake venom was administered within first 4 hours. Russell viper bites, although there is ongoing controversy over the dose of anti-venom (initial dose of 10-20 vials) Russell's viper VICC appears to be slower in onset and recovery is delayed unless anti-venom is administered

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  1. highly venomous cobra, Russell s viper and kraits [1]. Local and systemic complications of snakebite have long been appreciated. Clinical picture following viper bite is usually characterized by local tissue reaction, haemor-rhagic manifestations, nephrotoxicity and neurotoxicity in case of Russell s viper. Myocardial involvement is rar
  2. Introduction. Sri Lanka has one of the highest snakebite rates in the world. Although there are 92 species of snakes found in the country, much of the morbidity and about 95% of the mortality associated with snakebites are due to the highly venomous cobra, Russell's viper and kraits [].Local and systemic complications of snakebite have long been appreciated
  3. g and fatalities.[1,9] Systemic enveno
  4. Vasculotoxic snake bite is generally caused by two Viperoid species: Russell's viper and Saw-scaled viper [7, 8]. Phospholipase A2 is the factor responsible for the hematological complications and hyaluronidase causes disruption of mucopolysaccharides [3, 9]. Various components of snake venom have both anti-coagulant an
  5. complications following snakebite is rare, but both haemorrhagic and thrombotic complications have been reported in the literature.2 3 Viperine bites are the most common bites found in India and majority are due to Russell's viper, and manifest as coagulop-athy or systemic haemorrhage.4 CASe pReSenTATio
  6. The Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) a venomous Old World viper, is found throughout Asia, in the Indian subcontinent, much of Southeast Asia in southern parts of China and Taiwan. The species is found in many countries India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka..
  7. g by Russells viper Daboia siamensis and D. russelii) resembling Sheehans syndrome: first case report from Sri-Lanka, a review of the literature and recommendations for endocrine management. QJM 2011;104:97-108. Del Brutto OH, Del Brutto VJ. Neurological complications of venomous snake bites: a review
2 Capillary leak syndrome manifested by periorbital edemaFundus photograph showing the outer retinal ischemia

Long-term health complications following snake envenoming

  1. The viper family includes the rattlesnakes Venom from Russell's vipers Dry bites have the same complications as nonvenomous snakebites
  2. (Russell's viper). To put things into perspective.... Symptoms begin with pain at the site of the bite, immediately followed by swelling of the affected extremity.... Blood pressure drops, and the heart rate falls. Blistering occurs at the site of the bite, developing along the affected limb in severe cases
  3. g community. A fragile symbiotic coexistence of the paddy farmer complications and associated risk factors
  4. We describe a previously healthy patient who developed and acute anterolateral Q wave myocardial infarction after a Russell's viper bite. Severe chest pain persisted despite intravenous morphine and polyspecific antivenom therapy. The pain subsided with intravenous heparin. The patient recovered
  5. Russell's viper ( Daboia russelii) is a venomous snake belonging to the family Viperidae. In the Indian subcontinent, Russell's viper bite forms a significant proportion of snake bite incidents. In Sri Lanka, for instance, the Russell's viper contributes to 30 to 40% of all snakebites, 2. Kularatne SA
  6. Bilateral blindness following Russell's viper bite - a rare clinical presentation: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2014. Aruna Kulatunga. Thambyaiah Kandeepan. Aruna Kulatunga. Thambyaiah Kandeepan. Download PDF. Download Full PDF Package. This paper. A short summary of this paper

Furthermore, long-term complications from the russell's viper are also common in approximately 29-percent of survivors, as the snake's venom is known to cause severe damage to muscles, skin tissue, and the pituitary glands (owlcation.com). As a result, the russell's viper is a snake that should be avoided at all costs Parotid swelling due to the capillary leak following Russell's viper bite is known and considered as a sign of poor prognosis . This may be the first such report following the HNV bite but the swelling was mild, and we suspect that clinicians may be missing that because we are not accustomed to actively look for that sign in patients who come. RVV-V is an FV-activating SVSP isolated from Russell's viper venom (Russell's Viper Venom Serine Proteinase, Rvv-v in Complex With the Fragment (Residues 1533-1546) of Human Factor V, NCBI, 2011). RVV-V, which consists of 236 amino acids, cleaves only the Arg1545-Ser1546 bond of FV and does not cleave the other two thrombin-susceptible bonds

• The venomous snakes include only about 58 species and • There are only 4 species of snakes that are dangerous to man, namely, Cobra, Krait, Russell's viper and Saw-scaled viper. • India has been recognized as having the highest snakebite mortality in the world Russell's viper, Vipera russelli siamensis, is the leading cause of fatal snake bite in India. The clinical characteristics include local cellulitis, renal failure, and hemorrhagic manifestations including pituitary and intracranial hemorrhage. In this report we present an unusual complication, cerebral infarction following Russell's viper bite

Hypopituitarism following envenoming by Russell's Vipers

Russell's viper envenomation and its related complications, especially acute kidney injury, is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in tropical developing countries of South Asia. Unusual complications, especially hypo- pituitarism, are rare and probably missed due to lack of clinical suspicion and diagnostic facilities Aim of the study: To study the complications following Hump-nosed pit viper envenomation and to compare it with Russell's viper envenomation. Methods: 29 cases of Hump-nosed pit viper envenomation and 15 cases of Russell's viper envenomation admitted in the Snake Bite Unit of Government Medical College Kozhikode from 1st January 2014 to. Sujatha died due to renal failure caused by complications following a bite from Russell's viper. Photo by Abhishek N. Chinnappa. There are a lot more Russell's vipers here than we previously thought, shares The Liana Trust's Gerry Martin, as one of the key revelations of their ongoing studies Snake bites are common all around the world with a great prevalence in South Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Although they are associated with common complications such as local swelling, bleeding at site of bite, coagulopathy, etc., few rare cardiac complications such as myocardial infarctions and arrhythmias have also been described in literature Snake bite envenomation is a common cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) in the tropics and severe coagulopathy with bleeding manifestations is usually seen, especially with viperine bites. We present a case of a 34-year-old male who had developed AKI following Russell's viper envenomation along with disseminated intravascular coagulation

Lack of myocardial damage following Sri Lankan Russell's

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  4. ation and investigations were monitored for any complications during treatment and follow-up to look for delayed complications. Results: The clinical profile and outcome were different among patients presenting beyond 6 h and within 6 h, cellulitis (46.66% vs. 33.33%), bleeding manifestations (46.66% vs. 50%.

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India has around 276 species of snakes, out of which 62 are in the venomous & semi venomous category. With a large number of annual fatalities, India is considered the death by snakebite capital of the world.Snakebite Healing and Education Society is an initiative that aims at engaging people and bringing together experts from varied fields to address this grossly neglected health issue Unusual complication of snake bite: panhypopituitarism after viper bite, Bites by Russell's viper (Vipera russelli siamensis) in Burma: haemostatic, vascular, and renal disturbances and response to treatment,. Gouda S, Pandit V, Seshadri S, Valsalan R, Vikas M. Posterior circulation ischemic stroke following Russell's viper envenomation. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2011;14(4):301-3. Ittyachen AM, Jose MB. Thalamic infarction following a Russell's viper bite. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Pub Health. 2012;43(5):1201-4

Renal dysfunction is characteristically associated with Russell viper, and acute renal failure (ARF) is a dreaded complication needing haemodialysis (HD). The earliest sign of a viper bite is pain and swelling of the affected part followed by subcutaneous oedema progressing to necrosis or gangrene. [3 It is fairly common following Russell's viper bite and is a major cause of death [41] In a series of 40 viper bites, renal failure was documented in about a third [42]. The extent of renal abnormality in them correlated well with the degree of coagulation defect; however in a majority renal defects persisted for several days after the. Similarly, only a few respondents had accurate knowledge about the symptoms caused by cobra bite. Bleeding, which is among the main symptoms of Russell's Viper envenoming, was mentioned by only 2.9% of respondents, while neurological symptoms, which rarely if ever occur with Russell's Viper bite, were mentioned by about 30% of respondents A major problem following Russell's viper bites Prevent: • by early use of antivenom • by ensuring good urine output in the first 24-48 hours - give adequate intravenous fluids as appropriate Treat: peritoneal dialysis or haemodialysis if acute renal failure sets in Respiratory Failure A major problem following krait bites

Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) victim feels a sharp pain at the site of the bite, which swells at once, followed by bleeding. If the victim gets early treatment, lethal complications. Conclusions:This study proves that CLS is a well-defined complication of Russell's viper bite with high mortality but with clear predictors for the development of CLS and mortality. Full text links . Read article at publisher's site (DOI): 10.1093/trstmh/try026. References

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Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) bites cause many problems such as bleeding and neurological complications . Acute renal failure is a major complication of viper bites . It is believed that Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) bites rarely cause myotoxicity . Hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) comes under a moderately venomous grou Introduction: Russell's Viper is a venomous snake found in South and South East Asia. The snake bite causes coagulopathy, neurotoxicity, renal failure, local effects and even death. But hypopituitarism is an extremely rare complication 1. There are only a few case reports from India and Burma and we report the first case from Sri Lanka cases of Russell's viper snakebite (Ameratunga 1972). Here, we report two cases of Russell's viper systemic envenoming with multiple thrombotic occlusions in the vital organs and digitals and discuss the possible mechanisms of the occur-rence of thrombosis instead of haemorrhage. Materials and Methods Two cases of Russell's viper snake bites

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Abstract. Russell's viper, Vipera russelli (Shaw), is distributed erratically in 10 south Asian countries and is a leading cause of fatal snake bite in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand. In Burma it has been the 5th most important cause of death. Its venom is of great interest to laboratory scientists and clinicians complication, cerebral infarction following Russell's viper bite. Case Report An 18-year-old previously healthy male was admitted for a snake bite on his left foot which he sustained in his paddy fields. The killed snake was identified as Russell's viper. He complained of severe pain. Local examination showed two deep fang marks, erythema. Russel's Viper (Daboia russelii) Common Krait (Bungarus caeruleus) Saw-scaled Viper (Echis carinatus) The Big Four snakes are responsible for more than 90% of venomous snake-bite deaths in our country. The Hafkinne Institute makes a polyvalent anti-venin which is effective in treating bites by the big four snakes Russell's viper envenomation and its related complications, especially acute kidney injury, is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in tropical developing countries of South Asia. Unusual complications, especially hypo-pituitarism, are rare and probably missed due to lack of clinical suspicion and diagnostic facilities Russell's viper is a commonly encountered venomous snake in India. Morbidity and mortality following envenomation and the treatment thereof are frequent. We report a rarely seen complication after a treated Russell's viper bite. A 36-year-old male farmer received 30 vials polyvalent anti-snake venom after a viper bite to his right leg

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Summary. Formosan Russell's viper (Daboia russelli siamensis) is the sixth most frequent cause of snakebites in Taiwan.Its bite induces greater kidney injury than other Russell's vipers in Southeast Asia. Poor availability of antivenom might be the major reason Russell's viper (Daboia russelli) bites are well known to cause bleeding complications.However, thrombotic complications are rare. We present the case details of a female who was bitten by a Russell's viper (Daboia russelli) in her village.She then developed features of envenomation in the form of hemorrhagic episodes Context: Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) resulting in acute kidney injury (AKI) is an important complication of venomous snakebites. We aimed to describe TMA secondary to Russell's viper (Daboia russelli) and hump-nosed viper (Hypnale spp.) bites and assess the effect of different treatments.Materials and methods: We undertook a prospective observational study of patients with AKI secondary. Suresh, popularly known as Vava Suresh (Malayalam:വാവ സുരേഷ്) (born 1974), is an Indian wildlife conservationist and a snake expert. He is known for his miss.. The coagulopathy observed in Russell's viper envenomation was significantly associated with low platelet count and clinical bleeding, suggesting venom-induced DIC as the mechanism. 13 In the present study, Russell's viper envenomation produced more severe complications and death than HNPV bites. CLS was a unique complication that occurred.

Win-Aung, Tin-Tun, Khin-Maung-Maung, et al. Clinical trial of intramuscular anti-snake venom administration as a first aid measure in the field in the management of Russell's viper bite patients. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 1996; 27:494. Yap MK, Tan NH, Sim SM, Fung SY Russell's viper bite in Sri Lanka.7 Further it was observed of expressive dysphasia following a Russell's viper bite due to acute ischaemic infarct in the middle cerebral artery territory.8 Bilateral blindness due to ischaemic infarcts involving occipital lobes following a D.russelii wa A fatal outcome due to pulmonary hemorrhage following Russell's viper bite. Saudi Med J. 2015;36(5):634-7. Article Google Scholar 12. Kularatne SA. Epidemiology and clinical picture of the Russell's viper (Daboia russelii russelii) bite in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka: a prospective study of 336 patients

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hemorrhage and hematuria, following a Russell's viper bite. The patient completely recovered after 23 days of treatment including intensive care management. In Sri Lanka, Russell's viper is responsible for 30 caused due to its bite [3]. Its enveno A 30-year-old previously well, married male was transferre The Russell's viper is far more dangerous than most poisonous snakes because it harms you even if you survive the initial bite. out in the wild as the abnormality causes complications V and X, protease and phospholipase A2 [12] in Russell 's viper venom have been demonstrated to have procoagulant effects. Russell's viper bite-associated thrombosis in mul-tiple organs, such as the heart and limbs has been well reported in the literature [13]. Russell's viper venom has also been used to trigger arterial thrombosis in a mode However the patient died 26th day of snake bite due to complications of acute ischemic stroke and AKI. This is one of rare complications of snake bite and the late onset of cerebral infarction following Russell's viper bite which was not previously documented

Extensive spontaneous cerebral haemorrhage after Russell's

snake bite with a predominance of haemorrhagic strokes due to consumption coagulopathy.3 We present an unusual complication, ischaemic infarct due to left internal carotid artery occlusion after Russell's viper bite. CASE REPORT A 32 year old previously healthy female was bitten by a snake (identified as Russell's viper uncommon complication following viper bite. In our case, although the species of the snake were not identified, the association of DIC, acute renal failure and hypopituitarism make the possibility of a viperine bite more likely. Hypopituitarism following Russell's viper bite was first reported in 1976 by Eapen et al in 3 adult 1.Russell's Viper :0.60mg 2.Saw scaled Viper :0.45mg 3.Cobra :0.60mg 4.Krait :0.45mg ASV can save many of the complications and death due to snake bites if given in time. However superstitions, lack of prompt medical access, lat Clinical profile of Snake bite: Fig. 8: Clinical profile of Russell's viper (22 cases) the form of cellulitis, blisters or necrosis. Russels viper bite affects almost all systems. Effects on haematological and nervous system were observed in more than 80% of victims of Russell's viper bites. envenomation signs and symptoms were present Pituitary apoplexy--a rare and unusual complication following viper bite. By Mail Today Bureau in Bengaluru TWO software professionals were put behind bars after the forest department raided their home in Bengaluru and rescued venomous snakes, including Russell's Viper, kept as pets

Clinico-epidemiology and management of Russell's viper

Whilst there is an effective antivenom to a bite from the Russell's viper this must be administered swiftly to reduce the complications and halt the destructive course of the venom. Even when treated snakebite victims will often suffer severe pain for up to a month afterwards and can go onto develop long term problems such as hypopituitarism. Snake bites are very common in India, particularly in West Bengal. Snake bite can cause various hematological, neuromyopathical complications. It can be very fatal if not detected and treated early. Timely intervention can save the patient. We are reporting a case of hematotoxic Russell viper snake bite presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an important complication of snake bite and a major cause of mortality. AKI is common after bites from myotoxic or hemotoxic snakes. These snakes are Russell's viper, saw-scaled viper, hump-nosed pit viper, green pit viper, and sea-snake An unusual complication of Russell's viper bite envenoming in Burma (D. siamensis) and southern India (D. russelii) is hypopituitarism but until now it has not been reported elsewhere. Here, we describe the first case of hypopituitarism following Russell's viper bite in Sri Lanka, review the literature on this subject and make recommendations. In Tamil Nadu, approximately 70 per cent of snakebites are caused by Russell's viper and 20 per cent by the Indian Cobra. 10 per cent cases are due to the bite of Common Krait. Death by a Saw-scaled viper is rare, said Krishnagiri-based Dr C Soundara Raj, who has been treating snakebite victims for over 20 years

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Viperidae species consisting of Russell's viper (Daboia russelli) and saw scaled viper (Echis carinatus) are the leading cause of fatal snake bite in India. [1] , [2] , [3] The common clinical characteristics of viper bite include local cellulites, renal failure, and systemic hemorrhagic manifestation Sharma M, Gogoi N, et al. Geographical variation of Indian Russell's viper venom and neutralization of its coagulopathy by polyvalent antivenom. Toxin Reviews 2013; 1-9. Jayanthi GP, Gowda TV, et al. Geographical variation in India in the composition and lethal potency of Russell's viper venom. Toxicon 1988; 26:257-64 A snakebite is an injury caused by the bite of a snake, especially a venomous snake. A common sign of a bite from a venomous snake is the presence of two puncture wounds from the animal's fangs. Sometimes venom injection from the bite may occur. This may result in redness, swelling, and severe pain at the area, which may take up to an hour to appear

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Effects on kidney resulting from Russell's Viper bites: The major share of SAKI in India is due to Russell's Viper bites. It is reversible in mild conditions, but the venom usually causes cortical necrosis, making the condition irreversible (Kumar et.al., 2012) Management of Russell's Viper Bite Victims. Viper venom exhibits both anti-coagulant and coagulant effects on blood clotting mechanism and results in defibrination syndrome or disseminated intravascular fibrin-coagulopathy