Anti-snake venom: use and adverse reaction in a snake bite study clinic in Bangladesh

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Amin,MR; Mamun,SMH; Rashid,R; Rahman,M; Ghose,A; Sharmin,S; Rahman,MR; Faiz,MA;
  • Publisher: SciELO
  • Journal: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases (issn: 1678-9199)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/S1678-91992008000400009
  • Subject: RC955-962 | Toxicology. Poisons | adverse reaction | snakebite | QL1-991 | anaphylaxis | RA1190-1270 | anti-snake venom | Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine | Zoology
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Snakebites can present local or systemic envenomation, while neurotoxicity and respiratory paralysis are the main cause of death. The mainstay of management is anti-snake venom (ASV), which is highly effective, but liable to cause severe adverse reactions including anap... View more