volume 90, issue 1, P34-43 2009
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2613.2008.00603.x
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Alessandra Pareja-Santos, Tania Cristina Saraiva, Erica Pereira Costa, Marinilce Fagundes Santos, Telma Tenorio Zorn, Valdenia Maria Oliveira Souza, Monica Lopes-Ferreira, Carla Lima

Abstract: Symptoms evoked by Thalassophryne nattereri fish envenomation include local oedema, severe pain and intense necrosis with strikingly inefficient healing, continuing for several weeks or months. Investigations carried out in our laboratory showed that, in the venom-induced acute inflammation, thrombosis in venules and constrictions in arterioles were highly visible, in contrast to a notable lack of inflammatory cell. Nevertheless, the reason that the venom toxins favour delayed local inflammatory response is po…

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