High rate of immediate systemic hypersensitivity reactions to tiger snake antivenom
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During a national multicentre study of snake bites — the Australian Snakebite Project (ASP), involving over 40 hospitals — we have recently noted a high rate of early allergic reactions following the administration of tiger snake antivenom in Australia. People with suspected or definite snake envenoming are recruited to ASP, and laboratory and clinical data and serial blood samples are collected to measure venom and antivenom concentrations.
Medical Journal of Australia
Isbister GK, Tankel A, White J, et al. High rate of immediate systemic hypersensitivity reactions to tiger snake antivenom. Med J Aust 2006; 184 (8): 419-420. © Copyright 2006 The Medical Journal of Australia – reproduced with permission.