Lachesis muta muta venom: immunological differences compared with Bothrops atrox venom and importance of specific antivenom therapy.

Lachesis muta muta and Bothrops atrox snakes are responsible for most accidents occurring in the Amazon. The clinical features of the accidents are similar; however, there are still controversies about the efficacy of Bothrops antivenoms for treating L. m. muta accidents. In this work, we evaluated the antigenic cross-reactivity between these venoms using… CONTINUE READING