Russell's Viper Envenomation-Associated Addisonian Crisis

Subramanian Senthilkumaran, Ritesh G. Menezes, Syed Ather Hussain, Sushil Allen Luis, Ponniah Thirumalaikolundusubramanian

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Snakebite envenomation is an important public health problem in tropical countries. We report a case of bilateral adrenal hemorrhage in a 28-y-old man with Russell's viper bite that occurred in the Sathyamangalam forest range in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. In this case, a combination of early bite recognition, hospital-based supportive care, corticosteroid therapy, and timely administration of polyvalent antivenom resulted in a favorable clinical outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)504-507
Number of pages4
JournalWilderness and Environmental Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2018


  • adrenal hemorrhage
  • snakes
  • vasculotoxicity
  • venoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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