Case report: compartment syndrome after a suspected black widow spider bite.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Widow spider envenomations generally produce systemic neurologic syndromes without significant local injury. We report a patient who sustained a black widow spider bite to the left forearm and presented to the emergency department with rhabdomyolysis and compartment syndrome. We documented a decrease in symptoms and compartment pressure after administration of antivenom. No surgical intervention was performed. We believe this report to be the first documenting compartment syndrome associated with black widow spider bite.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cohen, J; Bush, S

Published Date

  • April 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 414 - 416

PubMed ID

  • 15795721

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6760

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2004.06.018


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States