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Spider Bite: Brown Recluse Spider Bite (cont.)

Brown Recluse Spider Bite Follow-up

After the initial evaluation by a doctor, the patient may expect this type of follow-up:

  • Daily follow-up of wounds for the first 96 hours to assess the possibility or extent of necrosis (tissue death) of wound
  • Hospitalization for people with systemic disease
  • Continuation of antibiotics until secondary infections clear
  • Follow-up with a surgeon if necrosis of the wound is evident

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