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Safety of i.v. administration of redback spider antivenom

Isbister, GK (2007). Safety of i.v. administration of redback spider antivenom. Internal Medicine Journal,37(12):820-822.

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ISI LOC 000251049700007
Title Safety of i.v. administration of redback spider antivenom
Author Isbister, GK
Journal Name Internal Medicine Journal
Publication Date 2007
Volume Number 37
Issue Number 12
ISSN 1444-0903   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 820
End Page 822
Total Pages 3
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Field of Research 1103 - Clinical Sciences
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract It is unclear what the risk of allergic reactions is with appropriately given dilute i.v. redback spider antivenom (RBSAV). Ninety-five i.v. administrations of RBSAV referred from January 2001 to November 2006 were reviewed. All patients had local pain, 72% radiating pain, 57% diaphoresis and 39% systemic effects. Four patients (4%) had immediate systemic hypersensitivity reactions: none were severe, one was moderate and three mild. In 32 patients followed up for 2 weeks, three (10%) developed serum sickness. RBSAV given i.v. had a low reaction rate.
Keywords antivenom
adverse reaction
redback spider
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