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August 27, 1973

The Unremarkable Brown Recluse Spider Bite

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia. Dr. Berger is now at Johnson and Johnson Research, New Brunswick, NJ.

JAMA. 1973;225(9):1109-1111. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03220370047013

Severe cutaneous necrosis is reported commonly as a consequence of Loxosceles spider bites; however, the description of mild cutaneous reactions has been neglected. Knowledge of each extreme will increase our clinical awareness of Loxosceles envenomation. Failure to recognize the mild spider bites has led to inaccurate conclusions regarding prevalence and treatment.