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brown recluse spider

n.
A venomous spider (Loxosceles reclusa) having a violin-shaped mark on the cephalothorax, native to the southern and central United States and found in dark undisturbed areas such as closets and sheds. Also called fiddleback spider.

brown′ rec′luse spi`der


n.
a pale brown, highly venomous North American spider, Loxoscelesreclusa, distinguished by a dark violin-shaped mark on the head region.
[1960–65]
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Torres, of Kansas City, Missouri, discovered she was wrong when doctors extracted a dime-sized, venomous brown recluse spider, Fox 4 News reported.
Matthew Phillips now needs to change his dressings daily to make sure he doesn't lose his entire right foot after the venomous bite, probably caused by a Brown Recluse spider no bigger than 2cm.
Jonathon Hogg said that a brown recluse spider injected him with necrotic venom on a Doha to Cape Town flight in 2015.
Based on the areas of necrosis, the FP suspected that a brown recluse spider bite caused the lesions.
HBOT has been used in the treatment of many dermatological conditions, including NSTIs, compromised grafts and flaps, poorly healing or recalcitrant ulcers (e.g., pyoderma gangrenosum, livedoid vasculopathy, and venous stasis), hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), toxic epidermal necrolysis, post-injection necrosis, calciphylaxis, Hansen's disease (leprosy), scleroderma, and brown recluse spider envenomation (4-6, 8-29).
The brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa, Gertsch & Mulaik 1940) is a well-known medically important spider of North America.
And what a political imbroglio it turned out to be, when only hours after the Brown Recluse spider became number-one suspect (scientifically arrived at, I hasten to add, on grounds of distribution, habitat and modus operandi, not to mention a lengthy analysis of the horrors on badspiderbites.com, which website I promise truly exists) my cousin Shelagh pops up on Facebook to tell me that it probably IS a mosquito bite and that other family members have been known to react similarly.
Brown recluse spider bites, ecthyma, accidental vaccine, ulceroglandular tularemia, and necrotic herpes simplex should be considered in the differential diagnosis of CA.
It is thought the fear of their venom comes as a result of the ir being mixed up with the American recluse spider - which is extremely venomous - and is also nicknamed the daddy long legs.
Necrotizing fasciitis developing from a brown recluse spider bite.
The countries are home to venomous breeds of spider, including the aggressive Brown Recluse spider.
My middle finger of the left hand had a meeting with a Loxosceles reclosa, a brown recluse spider. It turned quite nasty for a long period, and in fact is not yet completely healed.