Acute acalculous cholecystitis: a rare complication of snake bite.

@article{Senthilkumaran2013AcuteAC,
  title={Acute acalculous cholecystitis: a rare complication of snake bite.},
  author={Subramanian Senthilkumaran and Ritesh G. Menezes and Sadip Pant and Ponniah Thirumalaikolundusubramanian},
  journal={Wilderness & environmental medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={277-9}
}
Snake bite is an environmental and occupational hazard in many tropical and subtropical countries. It demands a high level of knowledge and skill in managing the envenomation syndrome. Herein, we describe a rare case of acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) that developed in a 36-year-old man after an Indian cobra (Naja naja) bite in the absence of any other predisposing factors for AAC. The probable mechanisms for the occurrence of AAC have been highlighted. Recognizing the possibility of such… CONTINUE READING

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