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

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

"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."


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    Authors: Ouiame EL Jouari, Salim Gallouj, Sara Elloudi, Ghita Senhaji, Mouna Rimani and Fatima Zahra Mernissi

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Prof Michael Kidd AM, Editor-in-Chief

Prof Kidd is the Chair of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, Honorary Professor of Global Primary Care with the Southgate Institute for Health, Equity and Society at Flinders University, and Professorial Fellow with the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia. He served as president of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) from 2013-2016 and as president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners from 2002-2006. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Case Reports, the world's first PubMed-listed journal devoted to publishing case reports from all medical disciplines.

"In the era of evidence-based practice, we need practice-based evidence. The basis of this evidence is the detailed information from the case reports of individual people which informs both our clinical research and our daily clinical care. Each case report published in this journal adds valuable new information to our medical knowledge."


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