ID#: 20223
This female patient presented to a clinical setting 41-ays after having been bitten by a Chilean recluse spider Loxosceles laeta. Here you can see the post-bite, tissue necrosis caused by this spider’s venom, the effects of which had involved the patient’s lower abdominopelvic, and upper thigh skin, and underlying musculofascial layers. The Chilean recluse is a member of the most toxic species of Loxosceles spiders. This recluse can grow up to 25mm in length.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Peg Parsons
Creation Date: 1966
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