necrotic arachnidism

necrotic arachnidism

arachnidism caused by spiders belonging to the genus Loxosceles; cutaneous necrosis develops at the bite site, with slow healing and possible disfigurement.

necrotic arachnidism

tissue destruction caused by spider venom. See also spider bite.

ne·crot·ic ar·ach·ni·dism

(nĕ-krot'ik ă-rak'ni-dizm)
Systemic poisoning caused by spiders belonging to the genus Loxosceles; cutaneous necrosis develops at the bite site, with slow healing and possible disfigurement.
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Patients with unexplained local tissue injury or dermal necrosis are often misdiagnosed with necrotic arachnidism, resulting in inappropriate treatments or even incorrect reports in local newspapers leading to misperceptions about spider bites.
Bites of brown recluse spiders and suspected necrotic arachnidism.
Koch 1873 (Lamponidae) with speculation that they caused necrotic arachnidism (Sutherland 1983).
The article "Clinical Features Help Diagnose Loxosceles Bites" was good, except for the statement that Loxosceles is probably the only important cause of necrotic arachnidism in the country (May 15, 2004, p.
Brown recluse spider bites: A common cause of necrotic arachnidism.
10) Systemic complications may accompany advanced cases of necrotic arachnidism but are not directly correlated with the severity of the cutaneous reaction.
Often loxoscelism and necrotic arachnidism cases are grouped by severity similarly to snakebites to help guide treatment, but the usefulness of this classification scheme is questionable because little correlation exists between the development of skin necrosis and systemic symptoms.
Cytotoxic spiders and the syndrome of necrotic arachnidism
Spiders of southern Africa suspected of causing most cases of necrotic arachnidism include the sac spiders (genus Cheiracanthium) and the violin spiders (genus Loxosceles).
In the United States, Loxosceles recluse was the first spider related to necrotic arachnidism (named by some as chronic arachnidism [28]) in 1957 [29,30].
No evidence indicated parapox viral infection or necrotic arachnidism.
A bite from the Loxosceles group of spiders is probably the only important cause of necrotic arachnidism in the United States, Dr.