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Antivenom therapy of carpet viper (Echis ocellatus) envenoming: Effectiveness and strategies for delivery in West Africa

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In West Africa, response to specific, geographically appropriate, antivenom is often dramatic following carpet viper (Echis ocellatus) envenoming with rapid restoration of blood coagulability and resolution of spontaneous haemorrhage. Envenoming from Australasian snakes causing similar coagulopathies may respond less dramatically and the effectiveness of antivenom is being questioned. Here we have reviewed and re-analysed all published preclinical and clinical studies on envenoming and antive...

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Journal:
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Volume:
69
Pages:
82-89
Publication date:
2013-07-01
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EISSN:
1879-3150
ISSN:
0041-0101
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:405836
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uuid:0891d1d0-1871-4f62-b71d-73d665318405
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pubs:405836
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405836
Deposit date:
2013-11-17

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