Spider bites, BACKGROUND: Spider bite is common, but most species cause minimal or no effects. Patients may be misinformed regarding the nature and consequences of a bite. Understanding the current literature can assist the physician in the management of spider bite patients. OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the current literature on spider bites and describes the clinical assessment and management of the medically important spider bites. DISCUSSION: Most spider bite is minor and causes nothing more than local irritation. Some spiders can cause significant morbidity and rarely, mortality.
|Pages (from-to)||862 - 867|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Australian Family Physician|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|