Eur J Plast Surg (2009) 32:273–274 DOI 10.1007/s00238-009-0353-4 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Osteo-cutaneous necrosis following a spider bite to the thumb R. Nayar & H. Tehrani & K. Nelson & I. Khan Received: 16 December 2008 /Accepted: 30 June 2009 /Published online: 21 July 2009 Springer-Verlag 2009 Sir, necrotic tissue was found. Following debridement of all There are more than 30,000 species of spiders, most of areas of necrosis, half of the distal phalanx was exposed which cannot inflict serious bites to humans because of (Fig. 2) and required reconstruction with a bipedicled their delicate mouthparts and impotent or prey-specific advancement (Fig. 3; Moberg) flap. venoms . There have however been 26 recorded human As seen above, despite funnel web spiders, being deaths from spider bites in the last 100 years, 13 of which amongst the most dangerous spiders in the world, not all have been attributed to the funnel web spider . There is bites from this species require antivenom, as there is little relevant literature published on the non-lethal but variation in venom toxicity within the spider species serious bites, and here, we report a spider bite to the hand, (around 40) within this family . which
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 1, 2009
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