Renal cortical necrosis, peripheral gangrene, perinephric and retroperitoneal haematoma in a patient with a viper bite

Susheel Kumar, Aman Sharma, Kushaljit S. Sodhi, Ajay Wanchu, Niranjan Khandelwal, Surjit Singh

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Snakebites are estimated to affect more than 2.5 million people annually, of whom more than 100,000 die. Viper bites cause various systemic symptoms such as: coagulopathy; haemolysis; acute renal failure; a generalized increase in capillary permeability; rhabdomyolysis; and neurotoxicity. Wide spectrums of vascular complications are seen. We report the case of a patient developing gangrenous changes in a lower limb along with the development of perinepheric and retroperitoneal haematoma with acute cortical necrosis of the kidneys.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-117
Number of pages2
JournalTropical Doctor
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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