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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Cutaneous Loxoscelism Caused By Loxosceles Anomala.
Author: Bucaretchi, Fábio
De Capitani, Eduardo Mello
Hyslop, Stephen
Sutti, Rafael
Rocha-e-Silva, Thomaz A A
Bertani, Rogerio
Abstract: A previously healthy 35-year-old female was bitten on the anterior right thigh by a brown spider while dressing her trousers; the spider was stored and later identified as an adult female Loxosceles anomala. Clinical evolution involved a relatively painless bite with mild itching, followed by local, indurated swelling and a transient, generalized erythrodermic rash at 24 h post-bite. The local discomfort was progressive, and involved changes in the lesion pattern, with pain of increasing intensity. The patient was admitted 60 h post-bite, showing an irregular blue plaque surrounded by an erythematous halo lesion, located over an area of indurated swelling. Considering the presumptive diagnosis of cutaneous loxoscelism, she was treated with five vials of anti-arachnidic antivenom i.v. without adverse effects. There was progressive improvement, with no dermonecrosis or hemolysis; complete lesion healing was observed by Day 55. The clinical features and outcome were compatible with cutaneous loxoscelism and similar to those reported for other Loxosceles species.
Subject: Adult
Animals
Antivenins
Erythema
Female
Humans
Phosphoric Diester Hydrolases
Spider Bites
Spider Venoms
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.3109/15563650.2010.502123
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20849334
Date Issue: 2010
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