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Loxosceles reclusa envenomation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2403477     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Loxosceles species are widely distributed. People are most at risk for bites when they disturb the nocturnal spider's habitat. The bite sequelae range from insignificant, to disseminated intravascular coagulation and renal failure. Patients most frequently seek care for slow-healing necrotic skin lesions. Early surgical excision is not recommended. Conservative local care usually suffices. Dapsone may benefit some patients. Specific antivenom given early may minimize sequelae.
B P Gendron
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0735-6757     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1990 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-02-07     Completed Date:  1990-02-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA 98431-5382.
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MeSH Terms
Antivenins / therapeutic use
Arachnidism* / therapy
Dapsone / therapeutic use
Necrosis / etiology,  therapy
Spider Venoms
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antivenins; 0/Spider Venoms; 80-08-0/Dapsone
Comment In:
Am J Emerg Med. 1991 Mar;9(2):203   [PMID:  1994956 ]

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