Safety and efficacy of a freeze-dried trivalent antivenom for snakebites in the Brazilian…

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by Iran Mendonça-da-Silva, Antônio Magela Tavares, Jacqueline Sachett, José Felipe Sardinha, Lilian Zaparolli, Maria Fátima Gomes Santos, Marcus Lacerda, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro Background In tropical areas, a major concern regarding snakebites treatment effectiveness relates to the failure in liquid antivenom (AV) distribution due to the lack of an adequate cold chain in remote areas. To minimize this problem, freeze-drying has been suggested to improve AV stability.

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Safety and efficacy of a freeze-dried trivalent antivenom for snakebites in the Brazilian…