Upper airway obstruction caused by brown recluse spider envenomization of the neck

Collin S. Goto, Thomas J. Abramo, Charles M. Ginsburg

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Abstract

A 7-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with progressive cervical soft tissue swelling and airway compromise due to envenomization by a brown recluse spider. This life-threatening complication is an extremely unusual presentation of brown recluse spider envenomization. Previous published reports have centered on the disfiguring localized tissue necrosis or life-threatening systemic reactions that occur secondary to the spider's venom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)660-662
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume14
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

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Brown Recluse Spider
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Keywords

  • Brown recluse spider
  • dermatonecrosis
  • loxoscelism
  • upper airway obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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Upper airway obstruction caused by brown recluse spider envenomization of the neck. / Goto, Collin S.; Abramo, Thomas J.; Ginsburg, Charles M.

In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 7, 1996, p. 660-662.

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