oa South African Medical Journal - The treatment of spider-bite in South Africa by specific antisera
|Article Title||The treatment of spider-bite in South Africa by specific antisera|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Author||K. Finlayson, M.H. & Hollow|
|Publication Date||Nov 1921|
|Pages||431 - 433|
|Keyword(s)||Anti-spider serum, Antisera, Latrodectus geometricus, Latrodectus indistinctus, South Africa and Spider-bite|
Since 1936, 762 phials of anti-indistinctus serum have been issued in South Africa. Antiï¿½mactam 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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