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Friday, January 25, 2008

SPIDER BITES AGAIN

In another link at http://www.spiderzrule.com/, I came across an article about a Brown Recluse Bite on a person’s leg. I was re-directed to http://www.emedicine.com/EMERG/topic547.htm which showed pictures of the said bite. If you would observe closely, you would see the effect of a spider’s venom on a particular person.

This is a picture of a spider bite- a Brown Recluse. Within an hour, the bite area had swollen to the size of a quarter. The area turned blue and dark red by the evening of the first day, exceeding the boundaries of a circle drawn around the area of initial swelling by the patient's physician. Courtesy of Dale Losher.

This is a picture of a spider bite- a Brown Recluse- on the third day after the bite. The skin continues to die. Courtesy of Dale Losher.

This is a picture of a spider bite- a Brown Recluse. This is another view of the wound 3 days after the bite. Courtesy of Dale Losher.

This is a picture of a spider bite- a Brown Recluse- nine days after the bite. The patient endured 8 days with an open wound to drain the spider's toxins and needed intravenous antibiotics and pain medication almost 24 hours a day. Courtesy of Dale Losher.

This is a picture of a spider bite- a Brown Recluse- eleven days after the bite. The doctor excised a 5-inch wide area of dead tissue necessitating skin grafting. Courtesy of Dale Losher.

This is a picture of a spider bite- a Brown Recluse. The patient was waiting to see skin graft results 38 days after the bite. Courtesy of Dale Losher

This is a picture of a spider bite- a Brown Recluse. This shows skin graft results 38 days after the bite. Courtesy of Dale Losher.


This is a picture of a spider bite- a Brown Recluse. This is a picture of the healed wound approximately 10 months after bite. Courtesy of Dale Losher.

The picture was more than gory. It was scary. Imagine, it took almost a year before the wound got healed. I could not believe that such a small spider as a brown recluse could inflict such harm on human more than a huge tarantula which looked absolutely terrifying.

Obviously, harmless looking spiders can be very powerful killers. Whew!

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  4. Thanks steev for telling me... I didn't know that... God bless

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