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Spider poisoning: a report of six cases from the Central Anatolian region, Turkey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20196396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spiders exist in every place and ecosystem. Spiders in tropical regions are particularly poisonous and can be dangerous to humans. Nearly 20,000 spider species are known, and almost all are venomous, although only 60 species worldwide are poisonous in humans. In our area, eight species are reported as poisonous in humans. Although most cases of spider bite are benign and require no intervention, severe local and systemic reactions may occur sometimes in the pediatric population, resulting in admission to the pediatric intensive care unit. In this report, we present the cases of six children from the Central Anatolian region in Turkey who were seriously affected by spider bites, and we review the literature on spider envenomation.
Ba?ak Akyildiz; Selim Kurto?lu; Hakan Poyrazo?lu; Ahmet Ozcan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Turkish journal of pediatrics     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0041-4301     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:    2009 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-03     Completed Date:  2010-03-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417505     Medline TA:  Turk J Pediatr     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  598-604     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Intensive Care, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesics / therapeutic use*
Arachnidism / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Electrocardiography / drug effects
Fluid Therapy / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Spider Venoms / toxicity*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Analgesics; 0/Spider Venoms

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