Effect of low-level laser therapy in the myonecrosis induced by Bothrops jararacussu snake venom.

@article{Barbosa2009EffectOL,
  title={Effect of low-level laser therapy in the myonecrosis induced by Bothrops jararacussu snake venom.},
  author={Ana Maria Barbosa and Antonio Villaverde and Ludmila Guimar{\~a}es Sousa and Egberto Munin and Cristina Maria Fernandez and Jos{\'e} Carlos Cogo and Stella Regina Zamun{\'e}r},
  journal={Photomedicine and laser surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={591-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this work was to investigate the capacity of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) alone or in combination with antivenom (AV) to reduce myonecrosis induced by Bothrops jararacussu snake venom. BACKGROUND DATA Myonecrosis is the most pronounced local effect caused by B. jararacussu venom. AV therapy and other first-aid treatments do not reverse these local effects. MATERIAL AND METHODS Male Swiss mice were used. Myonecrosis was induced by injection of 0.6 mg/kg of B… CONTINUE READING