Verified bites by the woodlouse spider, Dysdera crocata

R Vetter, Geoffrey Isbister

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    Abstract

    Bites by the woodlouse spider, Dysdera crocata, are virtually innocuous. The main symptom is minor pain, typically lasting less than 1 h, probably due mostly to mechanical puncture of the skin. However, because the spider has a strong proclivity to bite, has large fangs which it bares when threatened and is commonly mistaken for the medically important brown recluse spider in the United States, documentation of the mild effects of its bites may prevent excessive, unwarranted and possibly harmful treatment. We present information on eight verified bites reported to us as well as eight additional bites recorded in the literature. � 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)826-829
    Number of pages4
    JournalToxicon
    Volume47
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    Vetter, R., & Isbister, G. (2006). Verified bites by the woodlouse spider, Dysdera crocata. Toxicon, 47(7), 826-829.