Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
versión impresa ISSN 0037-8682
SILVA, Iran Mendonça da y TAVARES, Antônio Magela. Comparative evaluation of adverse effects in the use of powder trivalent antivenom and liquid antivenoms in Bothrops snake bites. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2012, vol.45, n.4, pp.523-525. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822012000400022.
INTRODUCTION: Snake bite, a problem in public health, generally occurs where there is no electric power. METHODS: A comparative clinical study was conducted with 102 victims of Bothrops snake bite, from the state of Amazonas, Brazil; 58 victims were treated with liofilizated trivalent antivenom serum (SATL) and 44 victims treated with liquid bivalent and monovalent antivenom serum (SAMBL). RESULTS: 17% (10/58) of patients presented adverse effects with the SATL and 25% (11/44) with the SAMBL. CONCLUSIONS: There was no statistic difference in number of adverse effects between the two types of snake bite antivenom.
Palabras clave : Bothrops; Antivenoms; Adverse effects.