Corpus ID: 26488820

Spider bite--the redback spider and its relatives.

@article{Nimorakiotakis2004SpiderBR,
  title={Spider bite--the redback spider and its relatives.},
  author={Bill Nimorakiotakis and Kenneth Winkel},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  year={2004},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={
          153-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Redback spider bite is thought to be the commonest serious spider bite in Australia. The treatment for the envenomation syndrome it causes, termed 'latrodectism', is the most frequently used antivenom in Australia. Several cases of a 'latrodectism-like' illness after cupboard spider bites ('steatodism') have also appeared to respond to redback antivenom. OBJECTIVE This article describes the key presenting features of redback spider envenomation and discusses treatment for bites by… Expand
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