brown recluse


Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to brown recluse: wolf spider, Hobo spider
Translations

brown recluse

V. spider.
References in periodicals archive ?
Some of the highlights covered on Consultantlive's topic center that includes sun and summer-related disorders: acute allergic contact dermatitis, brown recluse spider bites, and Lyme disease.
According to Reese's father, he was bitten by a brown recluse spider in August 2013.
You don't know hell until you've been bitten by a brown recluse spider
The couple filed a claim in 2008 with their insurance company, State Farm, and a lawsuit against the home's previous owners for not disclosing the brown recluse problem.
My middle finger of the left hand had a meeting with a Loxosceles reclosa, a brown recluse spider.
The countries are home to venomous breeds of spider, including the aggressive Brown Recluse spider.
According to WebMD, after a spider bite from a brown recluse the individual should apply ice to reduce the pain and swelling, take acetaminophen for pain relief, elevate the area above the heart if possible, wash it thoroughly with soap and water, and avoid any strenuous activity since that could spread the spider's venom.
Doctors - who said he was bitten by a brown recluse spider - cut away a large part of his leg where the venom had killed his flesh and what was left "resembled some thing from a horror film", he said.
Doctors told Jonathon Hogg he could have died after he was bitten by a poisonous brown recluse spider, which he believes happened on a flight from Qatar to South Africa.
The center's hyperbaric oxygen chamber can also be used to treat patients suffering from such uncommon ailments as cyanide poisoning, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, brown recluse spider bites and the "bends," or decompression sickness.
Although brown recluse spider bites are not a widespread cause of anemia, the diagnosis should be considered in patients with unexplained anemia, according to a study from St.
Loxosceles reclusa (common name: Brown Recluse Spider) and related arachnids are indigenous American spiders that possess a venom capable of causing painful necrotic ulcers with surrounding inflammation and possibly severe systemic effects (1,2,3,4).