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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I am seeing a patient that suffered a spider bite 5 days ago, most probablby by a brown recluse spider. She came to the emergency last night. She presents puple lesion in confluent plaques on her lower right leg, associated to blister on the site of the bite , edema and fever. I am treating her with acetaminophen , ciprofloxacin . She present elevated liver enzymes. What else i can do for her? I have little experiences with spider bites since I am from a big city where it is not common. Thank you for your support
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Doctor :   what about the coagulation profile ?
User :   It is OK
User :   Only liver functios ia abnormal
Doctor :   the treatment is mainly supportive
User :   Thank you. It is great
Doctor :   since the liver enzymes are abnormal avoid the hepatotoxic medications
User :   Thank you. It is great. Have a good night
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