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Vishamanava-The Myth Broken: A Case Report


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A nineteen year old male presented to the casualty department of our tertiary care hospital with a history of snake venom addiction. The case coloured on a background of emotionally unstable personality disorder and poly substance abuse {as per criteria coinciding with ICD-10}. Behavioural traits were characterized typically by impulsivity, mood swings and marked interpersonal dysfunction. The hallmark of the case was however an absence of severe and evident withdrawal symptoms caused due to venom intoxication.

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Snake Venom Addiction, Emotionally Unstable, Substance Abuse, Withdrawal Symptoms
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Authors

Mahesh R. Gowda
Spandana Health Care, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Nikitha Harish
Spandana Health Care, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
S. Preeti
Spandana Health Care, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Abstract


A nineteen year old male presented to the casualty department of our tertiary care hospital with a history of snake venom addiction. The case coloured on a background of emotionally unstable personality disorder and poly substance abuse {as per criteria coinciding with ICD-10}. Behavioural traits were characterized typically by impulsivity, mood swings and marked interpersonal dysfunction. The hallmark of the case was however an absence of severe and evident withdrawal symptoms caused due to venom intoxication.

Keywords


Snake Venom Addiction, Emotionally Unstable, Substance Abuse, Withdrawal Symptoms