Ann Dermatol Venereol 2019 Nov 17;146(11):756. Epub 2019 Jul 17.
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Emerg Med Australas 2021 Sep 23. Epub 2021 Sep 23.
Paediatric Emergency Department, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Objective: To describe the South Australian paediatric redback spider bite experience and to examine the hypothesis that redback antivenom (RBAV) treatment in children is clinically effective.Methods: Retrospective chart review of all children under 18 years of age presenting to the EDs of the three major paediatric or mixed hospitals in Adelaide, South Australia, with a discharge diagnosis of redback spider envenomation between 1 January 2010 and 31 March 2020. The main outcome measures include: patient and bite demographics; presenting symptoms and signs; treatment provided; clinical effects at 2 h post RBAV administration on pain, diaphoresis, blood pressure, heart rate and systemic features; overall clinical impression of RBAV effectiveness and resolution of symptoms prior to discharge. Read More
World J Emerg Med 2021 ;12(4):317-320
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Weihaiwei People's Hospital, Weihai 264200, China.
Cureus 2021 Jul 27;13(7):e16663. Epub 2021 Jul 27.
Internal Medicine, McLaren Health Care, Flint/Michigan State University, Flint, USA.
Brown recluse spider is a spider of the genus also known as violin spider or fiddle-back spider. Brown recluse spider is characterized by having six eyes, with a pair in front, a pair on both sides, and a gap between the pairs. The other spiders have eight eyes in two rows of four. Read More
Am J Case Rep 2021 Aug 28;22:e932378. Epub 2021 Aug 28.
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA.
BACKGROUND Envenomation from the brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) is described to cause both local and systemic symptoms. We report a case of an adolescent boy who developed severe systemic loxoscelism, and his clinical course was complicated by myocarditis, which has not been previously reported in association with loxoscelism. CASE REPORT A 16-year-old boy presented with non-specific symptoms and forearm pain following a suspected spider bite, which subsequently evolved into a necrotic skin lesion. Read More
J Venom Anim Toxins Incl Trop Dis 2021 12;27:e20200188. Epub 2021 Jul 12.
Department of Cell Biology, Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Curitiba, PR, Brazil.
Accidents caused by the bites of brown spiders () generate a clinical condition that often includes a threatening necrotic skin lesion near the bite site along with a remarkable inflammatory response. Systemic disorders such as hemolysis, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure may occur, but are much less frequent than the local damage. It is already known that phospholipases D, highly expressed toxins in venom, can induce most of these injuries. Read More