Symptom in search of a toxin: muscle spasms following bites by Old World tarantula spiders (Lampropelma nigerrimum, Pterinochilus murinus, Poecilotheria regalis) with review.

@article{Ahmed2009SymptomIS,
  title={Symptom in search of a toxin: muscle spasms following bites by Old World tarantula spiders (Lampropelma nigerrimum, Pterinochilus murinus, Poecilotheria regalis) with review.},
  author={Najia Ahmed and Michael Pinkham and David A. Warrell},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2009},
  volume={102 12},
  pages={851-7}
}
BACKGROUND Tarantula spiders are widely kept and bred in captivity by both adults and children. Their bites are generally considered harmless. AIM To explore the effects of envenoming by Old World tarantulas. DESIGN AND METHODS Clinical studies and review of conventional literature and hobbyist web sites. RESULTS Two men bitten on their index fingers by pet Old World tarantula spiders, Lampropelma nigerrimum (Ornithoctoninae) and Pterinochilus murinus (Harpactirinae) in England, developed… CONTINUE READING
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