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Spider Bite: Brown Recluse Spider Bite (cont.)

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Picture 14: Spider bite, brown recluse. Nine days after the bite. The patient endured 8 days with an open wound to drain the spider's toxins and needed intravenous antibiotics and pain medication almost 24 hours a day. Courtesy of Dale Losher.
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Picture 15: Spider bite, brown recluse. Eleven days after the bite. A 5-inch wide area of dead tissue was excised, necessitating skin grafting. Courtesy of Dale Losher.
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Picture 16: Spider bite, brown recluse. Waiting to see skin graft results 38 days after the bite. Courtesy of Dale Losher.
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Picture 17: Spider bite, brown recluse. Skin graft results 38 days after the bite. Courtesy of Dale Losher.
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Picture 18: Spider bite, brown recluse. View of healed wound approximately 10 months after bite. Courtesy of Dale Losher.
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REFERENCE: Vetter R.S. and Bush S.P.. 2002 reports of presumptive brown recluse spider spider bites reinforce improbable diagnosis in regions of North America where the spider is endemic. Clinical infectious Disease 35:442-445


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