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Hypopituitarism following envenoming by Russell's vipers (Daboia siamensis and D. russelii) resembling Sheehan's syndrome: first case report from Sri Lanka, a review of the literature and recommendations for endocrine management.

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Russell's vipers (Daboia russelii and D. siamensis) inhabit 10 South and South East Asian countries. People envenomed by these snakes suffer coagulopathy, bleeding, shock, neurotoxicity, acute kidney injury and local tissue damage leading to severe morbidity and mortality. An unusual complication of Russell's viper bite envenoming in Burma (D. siamensis) and southern India (D. russelii) is hypopituitarism but until now it has not been reported elsewhere. Here, we describe the first case of hy...

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10.1093/qjmed/hcq214

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Journal:
QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians
Volume:
104
Issue:
2
Pages:
97-108
Publication date:
2011-02-05
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EISSN:
1460-2393
ISSN:
1460-2725
URN:
uuid:733e1a7a-7881-49b2-983e-31a79e20c796
Source identifiers:
103611
Local pid:
pubs:103611

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