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Coll Antropol. 2011 Mar;35(1):249-58.

A century of antivenom.

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Croatian Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices, Department for Immunological Medicinal Products, Zagreb, Croatia.


Because it primarily affects the poor in undeveloped parts of the world where medical care is often inadequate and insufficient, envenomation is considered a neglected public health issue, despite the existence of antivenom therapy for more than a century. This article provides an overview of the epidemiological situation for important venomous animals, together with achievements in the production, control, technological progress and safety of antivenoms since their discovery.

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