Volume 86, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



An 18-year-old man developed posterior reversible leukoencephalopaty after being bitten by a venomous snake (). It is possible that this previously unrecognized neurological complication of snake bite envenoming occurred as the result of endothelial dysfunction induced by the venom of the offending snake. This pathogenetic mechanism has also been implicated as the cause of cerebral infarctions in snake bite victims. Alternatively, the leukoencephalopathy might have been a complication of antivenom therapy.


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  • Received : 03 Oct 2011
  • Accepted : 14 Dec 2011
  • Published online : 01 Mar 2012

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