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Spider Bite: Brown Recluse Spider Bite (cont.)

Pictures of Brown Recluse Spider Bite First Nine Days

Blistering caused by the bite of a brown recluse spider.
Blistering caused by the bite of a brown recluse spider. Click to view larger image.

Necrosis or tissue death in early stages.
Necrosis or tissue death in early stages. Click to view larger image.

Necrosis or tissue death in a later stage.
Necrosis or tissue death in a later stage. Click to view larger image.

Surgery removed dead tissue and took a wide margin around a bite area.
Surgery removed dead tissue and took a wide margin around a bite area. Click to view larger image.

Spider bite, brown recluse. Within an hour, the bite area swelled to the size of a quarter. 
The area turned blue and dark red by the evening of the first day, exceeding the boundaries of a circle drawn around the area of initial swelling by the patient's physician. 
Courtesy of Dale Losher.
Spider bite, brown recluse. Within an hour, the bite area swelled to the size of a quarter. The area turned blue and dark red by the evening of the first day, exceeding the boundaries of a circle drawn around the area of initial swelling by the patient's physician. Courtesy of Dale Losher. Click to view larger image.

Spider bite, brown recluse. The third day after the bite. The skin continues to die. Courtesy of Dale Losher.
Spider bite, brown recluse. The third day after the bite. The skin continues to die. Courtesy of Dale Losher. Click to view larger image.

Spider bite, brown recluse. Another view of the wound 3 days after the bite. Courtesy of Dale Losher.
Spider bite, brown recluse. Another view of the wound 3 days after the bite. Courtesy of Dale Losher. Click to view larger image.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/14/2016

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