What is Loxoscelism?

It is a bite reaction caused by the bite of a spider characterised by local gangrene and systemic symptoms.

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I live in spain and i suspect i was bitten by a spider on fri/sat. symtoms seem to match a Brown Recluse Spider bite, commonly found in Valencia...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for posting in HCM.
From your description, it appears that you have been bitten by spider as you have rightly suspected.
The symptoms...

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how do you treat a brown recluse spider bite. the center of the bite is reddish black and looks like a large pinhole, the next layer out looks like...

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Looks like you have developed a lesion of Vector dermatitis, also known as Paederus dermatitis.

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Ok, I need to know what would cause a leg and foot to swell up 4 times its normal size. The foot and leg became so large, it was having eruptions...

doctor1 MD


Welcome to HCM.
Many of the spider bites usually do not cause much harm except for some spiders like black widow spider and brown recluse...

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