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Arthropod bites.

  title={Arthropod bites.},
  author={Gregory Juckett},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={88 12},
  • G. Juckett
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • American family physician
The phylum Arthropoda includes arachnids and insects. Although their bites typically cause only local reactions, some species are venomous or transmit disease. The two medically important spiders in the United States are widow spiders (Latrodectus), the bite of which causes intense muscle spasms, and the brown recluse (Loxosceles), which may cause skin necrosis. Widow bites usually respond to narcotics, benzodiazepines, or, when necessary, antivenom. Most recluse bites resolve uneventfully… 

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