Bites of brown recluse spiders and suspected necrotic arachnidism
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.
If in the majority of the cases of arachnidism
, the spider is not identified, it has been currently seen that a greater number of people develop necrotic ulcers probably due to the great variety of species found distributed throughout the Mexican Republic or even the introduction of dangerous species such as L.
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.
The article "Treatment Varies for Severe Loxosceles Spider Bite" was good, except for the statement that Loxosceles is probably the only important cause of necrotic arachnidism
in the country (May 1, 2004, p.
Brown recluse spider bites: A common cause of necrotic arachnidism
Loxosceles spider venom induces the production of alpha and beta chemokines: implications for the pathogenesis of dermonecrotic arachnidism
in the Northwest United States and its probable relationship to Tegenaria agrestis (Walckenaer) spiders.
poison-control centers during 1994; and emphasizes the need for physicians in the northwestern United States to consider this species as a cause of toxic arachnidism
Cytotoxic spiders and the syndrome of necrotic arachnidism
As reported in the majority of the publications, the current statistics do not reveal the identification of the arthropod, which lacks for registering the real incidence of lesions by necrotic arachnidism