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Latrodectism: a prospective cohort study of bites by formally identified redback spiders

Saul Wiener
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (8): 455-456.

Saul Wiener

Allergist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, 46 Balaclava Road, East St Kilda, VIC 3183.

To the Editor: In their study on the effectiveness of antivenom for redback spider bite, Isbister and Gray cast doubt on the current method of administering antivenom intramuscularly.1

Saul Wiener, Allergist
Royal Melbourne Hospital, 46 Balaclava Road, East St Kilda, VIC 3183.
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Isbister GK, Gray MR. Latrodectism: a prospective cohort study of bites by formally identified redback spiders. Med J Aust 2003; 179: 88-91.
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12864719
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8090117

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