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Acute myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accident in a young girl after a viper bite.
  1. C Aravanis,
  2. P J Ioannidis,
  3. J Ktenas


    A 17-year-old girl developed an acute myocardial infarction immediately after being bitten by a viper and four days later she had a cerebrovascular accident. The close clinical and laboratory follow-up of this case suggested that myocardial damage could be attributed to a direct cardiotoxic effect of the venom, while the brain injury that subsequently appeared was probably the result of a disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, possibly in conjunction with vasculitis.

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