Serum production against Tityus serrulatus scorpion venom using cross-linked chitosan nanoparticles as immunoadjuvant.

@article{Soares2012SerumPA,
  title={Serum production against Tityus serrulatus scorpion venom using cross-linked chitosan nanoparticles as immunoadjuvant.},
  author={Karla S Rocha Soares and Jos{\'e} L Cardozo Fonseca and Mariana Ang{\'e}lica Oliveira Bitencourt and K{\'a}tia Christol Santos and Arn{\'o}bio A Silva and Matheus de Freitas Fernandes-Pedrosa},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2012},
  volume={60 8},
  pages={1349-54}
}
Several species of scorpions are known to cause accidents which can lead to death, most of them belonging to the genus Tityus. Tityus serrulatus is considered the most dangerous scorpion in South America. In Brazil, T. serrulatus is responsible for serious accidents, including deaths, which occur mainly with children and elderly people. Anti-scorpion sera are routinely produced by various institutions, and suitable technologies have been investigated for encapsulation and release recombinant or… CONTINUE READING