22 – SPIDERS (Araneae)
All spiders, except the Symphytognathidae and Uloboridae , possess venom glands that are used to subdue captured prey, and the best way to avoid being bitten by spiders is not to handle them or allow direct contact while working in areas where they are likely to occur. Expand
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Mammalian Diseases and Arachnids Volume 1. Boca Raton, Florida, CRC Press, Inc
Bites and stings of uncommon arthropods. 1. Spiders.
- Postgraduate medicine
In addition to the Hymenoptera, less common arthropods, such as spiders and reduviids, can inflict injuries of medical importance. Identification of the source of the bite or sting may be difficult… Expand
Perils of the Picnic and Patio
- Medical Grand Rounds, University of Missouri Medical Center and Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital,
Review Article: Envenomation By Loxosceles Reclusa
- Medicine, Biology
Experimental results have indicated that the local and systemic complications in vertebrates induced by L. reclusa envenomation are probably manifestations of both venom mass action and immunopathological phenomena, making loxoscelism a medical problem that will require considerable experimentation to resolve. Expand
An in vitro test for Loxosceles reclusa spider bites.
- Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology
A lymphocyte transformation test using 50 ng of venom protein as an in vitro test to detect persons who have immunity to Loxosceles spider venom as the result of a previous bite and has demonstrated immune cross-reactivity between the venoms of L. reclusa and L. arizonica. Expand
Intravascular coagulation: the cause of necrotic arachnidism.
- The Journal of investigative dermatology
It is suggested that damage to blood vessels, activation of the clotting system, and release of local mediators of inflammation account for the characteristic clinical progression of necrotic arachnidism. Expand
The unremarkable brown recluse spider bite.
The description of mild cutaneous reactions has been neglected and failure to recognize the mild spider bites has led to inaccurate conclusions regarding prevalence and treatment. Expand
A comparative study of the venom and other components of three species of Loxosceles.
- Biology, Medicine
- The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
The venom apparatus, the quantity of venom, and the reactions to the bite of Loxosceles rufescens, L. reclusa, and L. laeta males and females were similar, but the venom from each of these species produced a distinctly different pattern. Expand