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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 235-237

Diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome following snakebite

Department of General Medicine, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Ullal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Mahalingeshwara Bhat
Assistant Professor, B 1907, Siliconia Apartments, Kuttar, Ullal - 575 018, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCSR.JCSR_9_20

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Isolated prolongation of activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) is an exceedingly rare finding in the event of a snakebite from a haemotoxic snake. Herein, we present the case of a 25-year-old asymptomatic female following snakebite. Laboratory testing revealed prolonged aPTT which persisted inspite of administration of 30 vials of antisnake venom. Further diagnostic testing eventually led to the diagnosis of antiphosholipid syndrome.

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