n South African Journal of Surgery - Hypoxic brain injury and cortical blindness in a victim of a Mozambican spitting cobra bite : case report
|Article Title||Hypoxic brain injury and cortical blindness in a victim of a Mozambican spitting cobra bite : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Affiliations||1 Steve Biko Academic Hospital, 2 University of Pretoria, 3 University of the Witwatersrand, 4 2 Military Hospital and 5 Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||67 - 69|
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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