Brown Recluse Spider Bites
The brown recluse spider is a common insect largely found in the Midwestern and Southern United States. Most reported spider bites that lead to any skin tissue damage are from this spider; however, most bites lead to the formation of small lesions that are self-limiting and heal on their own. These small lesions cause the bite area to be itchy and red with some pain and a small white blister within 6 hours of the bite. Only about 10% of all reported brown recluse spider bites lead to the formation of severe lesions. Other symptoms of this spider bite can be nausea, vomiting, fever, and muscle pain.
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Abstract: Bites by Loxosceles spiders (also known as recluse spiders or brown spiders) can cause necrotic ulcerations of various sizes and dimensions. The current standard of care for brown spider bites includes analgesics, ice, compression, elevation, antihistamines,…
Abstract: Arthropods and in particular spiders are a common embodiment of our fears, despite the fact that only a few species are dangerous to man. The authors present a case involving severe local and general reactions to a loxosceles (brown recluse spider) bite….
Abstract: Envenomation from the brown recluse (Loxosceles recluse) spider commonly proceed on one of three clinical pathways. The majority of bites (90%) result in nothing more than a local reaction. They are essentially self-limiting, require little if any attention,…