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Krait snakebite mimicking brain death: a case report from central India

Yogesh Shukla, Monica Lazarus, Divya CK.

Abstract
Snakebite is a common medical emergency in India. Cobra (Naja naja) and common krait (Bungarus caeruleus) are important neurotoxic snakes causing neuroparalysis. We are reporting a pediatric case report of krait snakebite showing respiratory failure, areflexia, internal and external ophthalmoplegia, and loss of brain stem reflexes mimicking brain death. Mechanical ventilation was continued despite features suggestive of brain stem dysfunction. After 86 h of ventilation, child was weaned off from mechanical ventilator with excellent clinical outcome.

Key words: Snakebite, krait snake, mimicking brain death



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