Brown recluse spider bite. Two case reports and review.

  title={Brown recluse spider bite. Two case reports and review.},
  author={R. Salm and M. Fee and J. Giacopelli and D. Granoff and E. Y. Park},
  journal={Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association},
  volume={88 1},
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Venomous Animal Injuries
The number of exposures and deaths from exotic snakes seems to be increasing, possibly because of interest in collecting so-called “hot” or venomous varieties such as cobras, mambas, and vipers. Expand
Of spiders and zebras: publication of inadequately documented loxoscelism case reports.
Authors submitting papers alleging loxoscelism should adhere to standards of evidence when writing case reports, because a large number of these articles contain inadequate documentation of Loxosceles bites. Expand
Reports of presumptive brown recluse spider bites reinforce improbable diagnosis in regions of North America where the spider is not endemic.
  • R. Vetter, S. Bush
  • Medicine
  • Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • 2002
The diagnosis of a presumptive bite is a misdiagnosis that reinforces the assumption that brown recluse spiders are common local etiologic agents of necrosis, and Physicians' awareness of these conditions will increase diagnostic accuracy in areas of North America where bites from brown reclused spiders are improbable. Expand
Arthropod bites and stings
Myth: idiopathic wounds are often due to brown recluse or other spider bites throughout the United States.
  • R. Vetter
  • Medicine
  • The Western journal of medicine
  • 2000
The biologic distribution of the brown recluse and related recluse species indicates that many diagnoses made on cases occurring in the western United States are incorrect. Expand
Pyoderma gangrenosum
The onus falls upon the clinician to be cognizant of the underlying systemic disease as laboratory and histopathological findings are variable and nonspecific and Therapeutic approaches to pyoderma gangrenosum must take into consideration a variety of factors. Expand


Passive hemagglutination inhibition test for diagnosis of brown recluse spider bite envenomation
A positive PHAI test result could function as an entry criterion for BRS bite victims in human treatment trials and be reproducible over repetitive assays to within one 10-fold dilution. Expand
Persistent painful plaque due to a brown recluse spider bite.
A case of a brown recluse spider bite that presented as a chronic painful skin plaque, with the unusual histologic findings of a cutaneous and deep subcutaneous hyalinizing panniculitis and myonecrosis is reported. Expand
Hyperbaric oxygen effects on brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) envenomation in rabbits.
Human loxoscelism was modeled in albino rabbits by injection of brown recluse spider venom, and the effects of daily or twice-daily hyperbaric oxygen treatment on wound healing were investigated, showing clear differences between rabbits receiving twice- daily treatments and those receiving daily or no treatment. Expand
Spiders and spider bites.
The only spiders of real medical importance to humans in the United States are the Loxosceles and Latrodectus species, primarily the brown recluse and the black window, respectively. These spidersExpand
Acute Arthropod Envenomation
  • L. Binder
  • Medicine
  • Medical toxicology and adverse drug experience
  • 1989
Systemic envenomations may be life threatening, and present with fever, constitutional symptoms, petechial eruptions, thrombocytopenia, and haemolysis with haemoglobinuric renal failure. Expand
The diagnosis and treatment of brown recluse spider bites.
The experience with 95 patients who carried the diagnosis of brown recluse spider bite between 1983 and 1986 was reviewed and a reference group of 17 with confirmed bites was identified, but historical data were incomplete and no conclusions could be drawn. Expand
Treatment of brown recluse spider bites.
  • L. King, R. Rees
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • 1986
Loxoscelism and necrotic arachnidism.
The authors review an indepth discussion of the spider, venom, diagnosis, clinical presentation, laboratory findings, treatment, and prevention of Brown recluse spider loxoscelism. Expand