Clinical and epidemiological features of definitive and presumed loxoscelism in São Paulo, Brazil.

@article{Malaque2002ClinicalAE,
  title={Clinical and epidemiological features of definitive and presumed loxoscelism in S{\~a}o Paulo, Brazil.},
  author={Ceila Mar{\'i}a Sant'Ana Malaque and Jaime Enrique Castro-Valencia and Jo{\~a}o Luiz Costa Cardoso and Francisco Oscar de Siqueira Françca and K{\'a}tia Cristina Barbaro and Hui Wen Fan},
  journal={Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo},
  year={2002},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={
          139-43
        }
}
A retrospective study analysed 359 proven or presume cases of loxoscelism seen at the Hospital Vital Brazil, Instituto Butantan, São Paulo, Brazil, between 1985 and 1996. The spider was identified in 14%. The bites occurred predominantly in the urban areas (73%) between September and February. Patients > 14 years were commonest inflicted (92%) and 41% were bitten while getting dressed. Only 11% sought medical care within the first 12 hours post bite. Cutaneous loxoscelism was the commonest form… CONTINUE READING

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