The necrotic lesions of the brown recluse spider
bite can mimic other diseases, including erythema chronicum migrans, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Lyell's syndrome (toxic epidermal necrolysis), erythema nodosum, erythema multiforme, herpes simplex infection, purpura fulminans, diabetic ulcer, bedsore, poison oak and poison ivy reactions, gonococcal arthritic dermatitis, urticaria, pyoderma, and cellulitis.
South Carolina lists the brown recluse spider
as one of two poisonous spiders present in the state, but confirmations have not been numerous.
Bites of brown recluse spiders
and suspected necrotic arachnidism.
ABBREVIATIONS: AP = alpha-2 antiplasmin; APTT = activated partial thromboplastin time; AT = anti-thrombin; BL = baseline; BRSV = brown recluse spider
venom; DIC = disseminated intravascular coagulation; FDP = fibrin degradation products; LA = lupus anticoagulant; NZW = New Zealand white; PC = Protein C.
Although cutaneous anthrax, brown recluse spider
bites, and tick bites are all associated with a skin rash, they can be differentiated on clinical grounds alone, Dr.
Frequently, the term brown recluse spider
is colloquially used for any Loxosceles specimen, especially in North America.
The fullback from Westlake High missed three weeks of practice as well as the opening game against Texas because of an infection from a brown recluse spider
The biology of the brown recluse spider
, Loxosceles reclusa, Gertsch and Mulaik, Ph.
Hebert, a senior third baseman at Agoura, was bitten by a venomous brown recluse spider
last week, when the Chargers were playing in the Adidas Invitational in Las Vegas.
Although a frequently misidentified species, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reminds homeowners of the real health threats posed by the brown recluse spider
as fall begins.
Throw in playing his first competitive football in four years, a bite from the venomous brown recluse spider
, broken wrists and broken fingers and it would be fair to say that it could have been too much too handle.
Known to inject poison with its bite, the brown recluse spider
typically does not bite humans unless threatened.