Crotaline Fab antivenom for the treatment of children with rattlesnake envenomation.

@article{Offerman2002CrotalineFA,
  title={Crotaline Fab antivenom for the treatment of children with rattlesnake envenomation.},
  author={Steven R. Offerman and Sean P. Bush and James A Moynihan and Richard A F Clark},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2002},
  volume={110 5},
  pages={968-71}
}
OBJECTIVE There is little data regarding safety or efficacy of Crotalinae polyvalent immune Fab (ovine) antivenom (crotaline Fab) in pediatric patients. Our objective was to provide the first information regarding safety and effectiveness of this new drug in children. METHODS Data were collected prospectively and retrospectively for all consecutive pediatric patients bitten by rattlesnakes and treated at 2 urban hospitals during 2001. Cases were included if there were signs of envenomation at… CONTINUE READING