Ischemic Brain Injury Secondary to Severe Systemic Loxoscelism
Matthew P Soape, Deephak Swaminath, Mark Whealy, Vipul Desai
Systemic loxoscelism is a rare complication from the bite of spiders in the genus Loxosceles.These bites usually cause painful indurated skin reactions, including necrosis,and occasionally cause systemic complications, such as rhabdomyolysis, acute renalfailure, and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Our case had multiple systemiccomplications, including bilateral globus pallidus infarcts with right arm weakness.
spider bite; Loxosceles reclusa; systemic loxoscelism
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