Brown spider envenomation.

  title={Brown spider envenomation.},
  author={Michael E. Peterson},
  journal={Clinical techniques in small animal practice},
  volume={21 4},
The venom from spiders of the genus Loxosceles, the most famous being Loxosceles recluse (the most brown recluse spider) can cause serious poisoning. These spiders inhabit the south and south central states from Georgia through Texas and north to southern Wisconsin. They are commonly called violin spiders because of the violin-shaped marking on the dorsum of the cephalothorax. Many dermonecrotic lesions are incorrectly diagnosed as Brown recluse bites, as up to 50% of the diagnoses are in… CONTINUE READING