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Journal of Surgery and Trauma 2018, 6(2): 73-76 Back to browse issues page
A case report of a patient with visual hallucinations following snakebite
Omid Mehrpour , Ayob Akbari , Samaneh Nakhaee , Aliakbar Esmaeli , Seyed Mohammad Mousavi Mirzaei , Homeira Ataei , Alireza Amirabadizadeh
Medical Toxicology and Drug Abuse Research Center (MTDRC), Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
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Snakebites are a common problem in tropical regions, especially in South Asia, which is sometimes overlooked. The common side effects of snakebites include blood, neural and muscular reactions. However, psychiatric symptoms have been reported less frequently.
The patient was a 19-year-old man, who was diagnosed with snake-biting by an adder snake in the maleol area of the right foot. The patient complained of the presence of visual hallucinations (seeing objects around him in colored droplets), and reported this symptom once at the time of the bite and once again upon his arrival at the general health center. The psychiatric and neurologic examination of the patient did not reveal a differential diagnosis.
By observing this symptom, it can be concluded that uncommon psychiatric symptoms can also occur in snake-bitten patients, while these symptoms may be overlooked.
Keywords: Snakebite, Visual hallucinations, Psychiatric symptoms, Neurological symptoms
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: General
Received: 2017/12/23 | Accepted: 2018/04/25 | Published: 2018/08/8
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Mehrpour O, Akbari A, Nakhaee S, Esmaeli A, Mousavi Mirzaei S M, Ataei H et al . A case report of a patient with visual hallucinations following snakebite. Journal of Surgery and Trauma . 2018; 6 (2) :73-76
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