Myth: idiopathic wounds are often due to brown recluse or other spider bites throughout the United States.

@article{Vetter2000MythIW,
  title={Myth: idiopathic wounds are often due to brown recluse or other spider bites throughout the United States.},
  author={Richard S. Vetter},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={173 5},
  pages={357-8}
}
Myth: idiopathic wounds are often due to brown recluse or other spider bites throughout the United States INTRODUCTION Spiders, especially brown recluses (Loxosceles reclusa) (figure 1), are frequently incriminated as causative agents in idiopathic wounds, even though diagnoses are usually made solely on the basis of dermatologic symptoms. Rarely is a spider seen inflicting the wound or captured while biting, and it is difficult to either prove or disprove spider participation in the event. The… CONTINUE READING

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