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Detection of venom by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in patients bitten by snakes in Thailand.

Abstract:

The ability of an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to detect venom was evaluated in 251 patients bitten by four of the commonest poisonous snakes in Thailand. Serum was tested only from patients who brought the snakes that had bitten them. About one third of all bitten patients had detectable venom antigenaemia, though a smaller proportion were symptomatic. Serum venom concentrations on admission correlated with the severity of clinical manifestations. The test was sensitive and spec...

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Silamut, K More by this author
Looareesuwan, S More by this author
Viravan, C More by this author
Wuthiekanun, V More by this author
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Journal:
British medical journal (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
294
Issue:
6569
Pages:
402-404
Publication date:
1987-02-05
ISSN:
0267-0623
URN:
uuid:7e865a09-87cd-4d63-9405-6689ebe9c766
Source identifiers:
61087
Local pid:
pubs:61087

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