Ability of polyvalent (Crotalidae) antivenom to neutralize local myonecrosis induced by Crotalus atrox venom.Toxicon. 1986; 24(2):201-3.T
Wyeth's polyvalent (Crotalidae) antivenom was tested in mice for its ability to neutralize local myonecrosis induced by crude Crotalus atrox venom. A light microscopic assay was used to quantitate myonecrosis after i.m. injection of antivenom-venom mixtures. The results indicate that antivenom neutralizes the local myotoxicity of up to 15 micrograms venom per g body weight of mice. This neutralization is significantly better than that previously reported for Crotalus viridis viridis venom.