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Spider Bite: Brown Recluse Spider Bite (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

brown recluse spider, spider bite, spider bite first aid, fiddle back spider, brown spider, violin spider, bug bite, brown recluse spider bite, insect bites, wilderness recluse spider bites

Authors and Editors

Author: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

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


Last Editorial Review: 3/13/2012

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