Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Envenomation caused by Latrodectus geometricus in São Paulo state, Brazil: a case report

Almeida, RambFerreira Junior, RSChaves, CRBarraviera, B

Widow spiders (Latrodectus spp.), also known as "black widows", have a worldwide distribution and can cause latrodectism. To the best of our knowledge, in Brazil, only one case of Latrodectus geometricus (Koch, 1841) envenomation in a human has been reported. The aim of the present report is to describe a spider bite caused by Latrodectus geometricus in a patient who lives in Paranapanema, São Paulo state, Brazil.

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