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Acute Severe Anaphylaxis in Nepali Patients with Neurotoxic Snakebite Envenoming Treated with the VINS Polyvalent Antivenom

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Diagnosing and treating acute severe and recurrent antivenom-related anaphylaxis (ARA) is challenging and reported experience is limited. Herein, we describe our experience of severe ARA in patients with neurotoxic snakebite envenoming in Nepal. Patients were enrolled in a randomised, double-blind trial of high vs. low dose antivenom, given by intravenous (IV) push, followed by infusion. Training in ARA management emphasised stopping antivenom and giving intramuscular (IM) adrenaline, IV hydr...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1155/2019/2689171

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Publisher:
Hindawi Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Tropical Medicine
Volume:
2019
Article number:
2689171
Publication date:
2019-05-02
Acceptance date:
2019-03-25
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EISSN:
1687-9694
ISSN:
1687-9686
Pmid:
31205473
Source identifiers:
1026970
Language:
English
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pubs:1026970
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uuid:14272908-d9cd-47ae-970f-e8020147544b
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pubs:1026970
Deposit date:
2019-09-09

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