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Black Widow Spider Bite (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

Previous contributing authors and editors: Author: Martin J Boyd, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, Memorial Medical Center.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM, Program Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.


Last Editorial Review: 5/23/2008

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Spider Envenomation, Widow »

Widow spiders belong to the genus Latrodectus and include the black widow spider (Latrodectus mactans mactans) in the United States.

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