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Case report
Extensive spontaneous cerebral haemorrhage after Russell’s viper bite
  1. Mounam Chattopadhyay1 and
  2. Deepanjan Bhattacharya2
  1. 1NRS Medical College, Kolkata, India
  2. 2Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Deepanjan Bhattacharya; b.deepanjan{at}


A 30-year-old man presented with altered sensorium following Russell’s viper bite, which was found to be secondary to intracranial hemorrhage secondary to venom-induced consumptive coagulopathy. He was managed conservatively with blood component transfusion and antivenom injection, and successfully discharged.

  • poisoning
  • adult intensive care
  • neuro ITU

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  • Contributors MC: patient management, literature review and preparation of the initial draft of the manuscript. DB: critical review of the manuscript for important intellectual content and final approval of the version to be published.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.