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Black Widow Spider Bite (cont.)

Outlook

Complications in healthy adults are uncommon. If the black widow spider bite is not treated with antivenin, symptoms may last for several days but are seldom life threatening.

Medically reviewed by Avrom Simon, MD; Board Certified Preventative Medicine with Subspecialty in Occupational Medicine

REFERENCE:

"Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of widow spider bites"
UpToDate.com


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/4/2015

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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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