Myocardial damage after spider bite (Latrodectus tredecimguttatus) in a 16-year-old patient.

  title={Myocardial damage after spider bite (Latrodectus tredecimguttatus) in a 16-year-old patient.},
  author={Giovanni Pulignano and Donatella Del Sindaco and Marco Giovannini and P Zeisa and Michael A. Faia and Matteo Soccorsi and Giovanni Minardi},
  journal={Giornale italiano di cardiologia},
  volume={28 10},
  pages={1149-53; discussion 1154-6}
The case of a 16-year-old patient with L. tredecimguttatus poisoning complicated by myocardial damage is reported. Symptoms (typical chest pain), electrocardiographic (ST-T changes in precordial leads) and echocardiographic (akinesia of interventricular septum with depressed left ventricular function) features and laboratory findings (increased myocardial enzymes) are described. 


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