Efficacy of Australian red-back spider (Latrodectus hasselti) antivenom in the treatment of clinical envenomation by the cupboard spider Steatoda capensis (Theridiidae)
Bakhadir U Atakuziev, Christine E Wright, Andis Graudins, Graham M Nicholson, Kenneth D Winkel
Toxicon | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2014
The authors wish to thank Mr Mark Ross-Smith (University of Melbourne) for assistance with the myograph experiments; Dr Mark Harvey, WA Museum, Mr David Hirst, SA Museum, Dr Robert Raven, Queensland Museum and Ms Catriona McPhee, Museum of Victoria, for spider identification; Mr Pat Honan, formerly of Melbourne Zoo, for beetle identification; Dr Peter Wirth, formerly of the Ballarat Base Hospital, for clinical details; Dr Jorge Paniagua-Solis, (Laboratorios Silanes, SA de CV, Toluca, DF, Mexico), for provision of Mexican (Aracmyn) antivenom; Associate Professor James Tibballs for translation assistance and the University of Melbourne Visiting Research Scholars Scheme for support to Dr Bakhadir Atakuziev. Dr Andis Graudins was supported by an APA scholarship and Dr Ken Winkel is supported by a direct grant from the Australian Government through the National Health and Medical Research Council.