Effect of geographical variation of Echis ocellatus, Naja nigricollis and Bitis arietans venoms on their neutralization by homologous and heterologous antivenoms

 

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Authors: Sánchez Brenes, Andrés, Coto Porras, Jorge, Segura Ruiz, Álvaro, Vargas Arroyo, Mariángela, Solano Trejos, María Gabriela, Herrera Vega, María, Villalta Arrieta, Mauren, Estrada Umaña, Ricardo, Gutiérrez, José María
Format: artículo original
Publication Date:2015
Description:Two antivenoms prepared by using Echis ocellatus, Bitis arietans and Naja nigricollis venoms from different locations in sub-Saharan Africa were compared for their neutralizing ability. Both antivenoms were similarly effective in the neutralization of the venoms of the three species from different locations. However in the case of E. ocellatus venom, antivenom prepared using venom from Nigerian specimens was more effective than antivenom prepared with venom from Cameroon specimens in the neutralization of coagulant activity.
Country:Kérwá
Institution:Universidad de Costa Rica
Repositorio:Kérwá
OAI Identifier:oai:kerwa.ucr.ac.cr:10669/30330
Online Access:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0041010115301045
https://hdl.handle.net/10669/30330
Access Level:acceso abierto
Keyword:Echis ocellatus
Bitis arietans
Naja nigricollis
Venom variability
Antivenom