An open, randomized comparative trial of two antivenoms for the treatment of envenoming by Sri Lankan Russell's viper (Daboia russelii russelii).

@article{Ariaratnam2001AnOR,
  title={An open, randomized comparative trial of two antivenoms for the treatment of envenoming by Sri Lankan Russell's viper (Daboia russelii russelii).},
  author={Christeine A Ariaratnam and Lars V Sj{\"o}str{\"o}m and Z Raziek and Senanayake A M Kularatne and R W Arachchi and Mohamed H Rezvi Sheriff and Robert David Geoffrey Theakston and David A. Warrell},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2001},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={74-80}
}
Russell's viper (Daboia russelii russelii) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in Sri Lanka. In a study in 1985, Haffkine equine polyspecific antivenom in doses up to 20 g proved ineffective in clearing antigenaemia and caused a high incidence of anaphylactoid reactions. A new, monospecific ovine Fabantivenom (Polonga TAb) has been developed against the venom of Sri Lankan Russell's viper and, to assess its safety and efficacy, we carried out (in 1997) an open, randomized… CONTINUE READING
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