Systemic envenomation caused by the wandering spider Phoneutria nigriventer, with quantification of circulating venom.

@article{Bucaretchi2008SystemicEC,
  title={Systemic envenomation caused by the wandering spider Phoneutria nigriventer, with quantification of circulating venom.},
  author={F{\'a}bio Bucaretchi and Sueli Moreira de Mello and Ronan Jos{\^e} Vieira and Ronei Luciano Mamoni and Maria Heloisa Souza Lima Blotta and Edson Antunes and Stephen Hyslop},
  journal={Clinical toxicology},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 9},
  pages={
          885-9
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Bites by Phoneutria spp. spiders are common in Brazil, although only 0.5-1% result in severe envenomation, with most of these occurring in children. Cases of systemic envenomation in adults are very unusual, and no serum venom levels have been previously quantified in these cases. CASE REPORT A 52-year-old man was bitten on the neck by an adult female Phoneutria nigriventer. Immediately after the bite, there was intense local pain followed by blurred vision, profuse sweating… CONTINUE READING

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