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An unusual complication of snake bite

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Anterior pituitary hypofunction is a well-known complication following snake bite. However, central diabetes insipidus as a complication of snake bite is only rarely reported in the literature. We are reporting a case of central diabetes insipidus, which developed as sequelae to viper bite.

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Correspondence to Mary Grace MBBS, MD (Medicine).

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Grace, M., Shanoj, K.C. An unusual complication of snake bite. Egypt J Intern Med 26, 91–92 (2014). https://doi.org/10.4103/1110-7782.139583

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Keywords

  • arginine vasopressin
  • central diabetes insipidus
  • hypopituitarism
  • polyuria
  • snake bite
  • viper