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Hemorrhagic stroke in children caused by Bothrops marajoensis envenoming: a case report

Pereira de Oliveira Pardal, PedroCezar Jennings da Silva Pinheiro, AugustoTarcis Cunha Silva, CristianeRoberto Silva Garcez Santosand, PauloApolônia da Costa Gadelha, Maria

Abstract According to the World Health Organization, snakebites are considered neglected diseases. Bothrops, the genus most frequently implicated in envenomations in Brazil, includes the species B. marajoensis Hoge, 1966, part of the complex B. atrox, which is found in the savannas of Marajó Island, Pará state, Brazil, a region that presents scarce epidemiological data. This work reports the first case of hemorrhagic stroke in a child, attributed to delayed medical care after snakebite envenoming by Bothrops marajoensis in Anajás city, Marajó Island, Pará, Brazil, which led to permanent hemiplegia as a sequela.

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