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
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 ) 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.