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Black Widow Spider Bite (cont.)


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


"Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of widow spider bites"

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/4/2015

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