First report of clinical presentation of a bite by a running spider, Philodromus sp. (Araneae: Philodromidae), with recommendations for spider bite management

  • M Coetzee
  • A Dippenaar
  • J Frean
  • R.H. Hunt

Abstract

This article describes the clinical progression of symptoms over a period of 5 days of a bite inflicted by a Philodromus sp. spider. Commonly known as ‘running spiders’, these are not considered to be harmful to humans. This report, however, is the first description of an actual bite by a member of this group of spiders showing cytotoxic envenomation. Management of the bites should be as recommended for other cytotoxic spider bites.

Published
2016-08-01
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135