Toxins (Basel) 2017 Apr 21;9(4). Epub 2017 Apr 21.
Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University, Melbourne 3800, Australia.
Latrodectism or envenomation by widow-spiders is common and clinically significant worldwide. Alpha-latrotoxin is the mammalian-specific toxin in the venom that results in toxic effects observed in humans. Symptoms may be incapacitating and include severe pain that can persist for days. Read More