oa South African Medical Journal - The treatment of spider-bite in South Africa by specific antisera

Volume 19, Issue 22
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Since 1936, 762 phials of anti-indistinctus serum have been issued in South Africa. Anti�mactam serum has been shown to neutralise L. indistinctus venom at high dilutions. Anti-mactans serum has been shown to protect mice against the bite of L. indistinctus.

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