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Acute pituitary insufficiency and hypokalaemia following envenoming by Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) in Sri Lanka: Exploring the pathophysiological mechanisms.

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Russell's viper envenoming is associated with a high incidence of morbidity and mortality. Hypopituitarism following envenoming by Russell's vipers is a well recognized sequel in Burma and parts of India but has been reported only once in Sri Lanka. Hypokalaemia following envenoming by Russell's viper has not been described. Here we describe the association of acute pituitary insufficiency and hypokalaemia following Russell's viper envenoming in Sri Lanka and review the literature in order to...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology
Volume:
63
Issue:
1
Pages:
78-82
Publication date:
2013-03-05
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EISSN:
1879-3150
ISSN:
0041-0101
URN:
uuid:5e00c874-79ee-48ab-8685-9c6fac7da4aa
Source identifiers:
371397
Local pid:
pubs:371397

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