Loxoscelism and necrotic arachnidism.

  title={Loxoscelism and necrotic arachnidism.},
  author={Gary S. Wasserman and Paul C. Anderson},
  journal={Journal of toxicology. Clinical toxicology},
  volume={21 4-5},
The Brown recluse spider has emerged into a potent venomous creature. Loxoscelism and necrotic arachnidism is not an infrequent medical problem. Spiders other than L. reclusa are capable of inflicting painful and persisting necrotic wounds, however, management of the local cutaneous lesions are similar. Systemic complications of loxoscelism appear to be characteristic for spiders of the genus loxosceles. The authors review an indepth discussion of the spider, venom, diagnosis, clinical… CONTINUE READING

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