Envenomation by the spiders Chiracanthium inclusum and Argiope aurantia. Observations on arachnidism in the United States.

@article{Gorham1968EnvenomationBT,
  title={Envenomation by the spiders Chiracanthium inclusum and Argiope aurantia. Observations on arachnidism in the United States.},
  author={J. Gorham and T. B. Rheney},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1968},
  volume={206 9},
  pages={
          1958-62
        }
}
  • J. Gorham, T. B. Rheney
  • Published 1968
  • Biology, Medicine
  • JAMA
  • Two cases of arachnidism were caused byChiracanthium inclusumandArgiope aurantia, both common spiders in the domestic environment. Other spiders capable of producing dermal or systemic reactions may be recognized. The hypersensitivity phenomenon makes any spider bite potentially dangerous. Epidemiologic study of arachnidism and the evaluation of its role as a public health problem are frustrated because most cases are unrecognized or unreported. The study of arachnidism and other forms of… CONTINUE READING
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