ID#: 6265
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4-months after having been bitten by a brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa, this patient displayed localized tissue necrosis, as can be seen on the skin of her medial right calf. Sometimes a bite from a brown recluse spider can go unnoticed, or feel as slight as a pinprick. However, usually, after 2–8hrs, there is ensuing severe pain, erythema, and localized tissue necrosis, due to the venom’s proteolytic enzymes. See PHIL 6266 for a closer view of this lesion.
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Creation Date: 1970
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