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n South African Journal of Surgery - Hypoxic brain injury and cortical blindness in a victim of a Mozambican spitting cobra bite : case report

Volume 53, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151
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Abstract

Snakebite and the subsequent envenomation is a serious and potentially fatal illness, owing to the effects of the various toxins present in the venom. Cortical blindness following bites containing neurotoxin is a rare complication. We describe the clinical findings and imaging in a child who sustained significant brain injury following a bite from a Mozambican spitting cobra. We also discuss the venom composition, complications and appropriate management of such cases.

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2015-01-01
2017-12-17

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