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Comparison of Pasteur and Behringwerke antivenoms in envenoming by the carpet viper (Echis carinatus).

Abstract:

Bites and envenoming by the carpet viper Echis carinatus are common medical emergencies in parts of Nigeria, but the most effective use of the various commercially produced antivenoms in treatment has not been established. Pasteur Paris Echis monospecific and Behringwerke West and North Africa Bitis-Echis-Naja polyspecific antivenoms were compared in two groups of seven patients with incoagulable blood after E carinatus bites. In both groups spontaneous bleeding stopped within a few hours and...

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10.1136/bmj.280.6214.607

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Warrell, DA More by this author
Warrell, MJ More by this author
Prentice, CR More by this author
Mathison, J More by this author
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Journal:
British medical journal
Volume:
280
Issue:
6214
Pages:
607-609
Publication date:
1980-03-05
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EISSN:
1468-5833
ISSN:
0007-1447
URN:
uuid:71259c74-9906-4499-87d3-393b12a21353
Source identifiers:
61146
Local pid:
pubs:61146

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