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Fillers A memorable patient

A unique case of snake bite

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 23 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:758
  1. Sadananda Naik, physician (
  1. Moodbidri, India

    It was one of those midnight calls. My resident called me and said, “Sir, I have a very peculiar case of snake bite. I haven't seen anything like this before.”

    On reaching the ward, I found a middle aged villager, extremely restless, tachypnoeic, and with his legs and arms jerking intermittently. He had reportedly been bitten by a snake a few hours before. The …

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