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Hyponatraemia and seizures in Merrem’s hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) envenoming: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, August 2018
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Title
Hyponatraemia and seizures in Merrem’s hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) envenoming: a case report
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13256-018-1756-2
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Umesh de Silva, Chamara Sarathchandra, Hemal Senanayake, Senaka Pilapitiya, Sisira Siribaddana, Anjana Silva

Abstract

Hump-nosed pit vipers (Genus: Hypnale) are medically important snakes in Sri Lanka and South India. Merrem's Hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) frequently leads to potentially fatal envenomings in Sri Lanka and India. Venom-induced consumption coagulopathay (VICC), local envenoming and acute kidney injury (AKI) are the commonest effects of the envenoming by this snake. We report a previously unreported presentation of H. hypnale envenoming, with an isolated urinary salt loss leading to moderate hyponatraemia resulting seizures. The patient was treated with careful fluid and electrolyte management. No antivenom is currently available for H. hypnale envenoming. In the absence of any evidence of venom induced consumptive coagulopathy, acute kidney injury and cerebral haemorrhage, we hypothesize that this effect is likely due to the presence of a natriuretic peptide in H. hypnale venom, similar to the natriuretic peptides identified in few other snake venoms.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 4 17%
Lecturer 3 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 9%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 2 9%
Professor 2 9%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 7 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 39%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 9%
Unspecified 1 4%
Psychology 1 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 9 39%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 October 2018.
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#5,061,421
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