Anticholinesterase therapy for patients with ophthalmoplegia following snake bites: Report of two cases

Woo Lee Sung, Chul Jung In, Hoon Yoon Young, Hyun Hong Suk, Su Han Kap, Hyuk Choi Sung, Sik Hong Yun

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    Abstract

    Although ophthalmoplegia following snake bites is not indicative of a serious neurotoxic complication, symptoms of diplopia, dizziness and ocular discomfort can be emotionally devastating for patients. The authors experienced two cases of ophthalmoplegia following snake bites in Korea. The patients complained of diplopia that had developed several hours after the snake bites. The diplopia did not improve with antivenom treatment, but resolved completely after several injections of neostigmine.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)631-633
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Korean medical science
    Volume19
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Aug

    Keywords

    • Agkistrodon
    • Cholinesterase Inhibitors
    • Ophthalmoplegia
    • Snake Bites

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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