Cerebral infarction in a young female following snake bite.
We present a normal 13-year old female who developed left cerebral infarction following envenomation by the carpet viper (Echis carinatus). We have read of only one other case of cerebral infarction following viper envenomation (Viperi russelli). Possible mechanisms for cerebral infarction in these circumstances are discussed. It is believed that this complication may be more common than is reported in the literature.
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