Brown recluse spider bite. A literature review and case report.
A review of the literature on brown recluse spider bite is presented, including clinical presentation and treatment. Emphasis is placed on the treatment of local tissue necrosis. A case report of a severe necrotic ulcer secondary to a spider bit is presented. Tissue necrosis following a brown recluse spider bit can be debilitating, and healing may be prolonged for many months. Even with early treatment, prognosis often is poor. Future studies might help establish better treatment regimens.
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Gutowicz, M., Fritz, R. A., & Sonoga, A. L. (1989). Brown recluse spider bite. A literature review and case report. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 79(3), 142–146. https://doi.org/10.7547/87507315-79-3-142
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery