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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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
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996



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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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