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Snake bite-induced leucoencephalopathy
  1. Shyam Chand Chaudhary1,
  2. Kamal Kumar Sawlani1,
  3. Hardeep Singh Malhotra2,
  4. Jitendra Singh1
  1. 1Department of Medicine, K.G. Medical University (Erstwhile C.S.M.M.U.), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Neurology, K.G. Medical University (Erstwhile C.S.M.M.U.), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shyam Chand Chaudhary, drshyamchandchaudhary{at}


Snake bite is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in India with an estimated 35 000–50 000 fatal bites occurring annually. Neurological deficits following vasculotoxic snake bite are either due to intracranial haemorrhage or subarachnoid bleed as a result of consumption coagulopathy. However, ischaemic strokes and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis have been reported occasionally. We hereby report a case of snake bite leading to leucoencephalopathy.

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