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

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Cohen, J; Bush, S
Published in: Ann Emerg Med
April 2005

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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Ann Emerg Med

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EISSN

1097-6760

Publication Date

April 2005

Volume

45

Issue

4

Start / End Page

414 / 416

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Spider Bites
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Emergency & Critical Care Medicine
  • Compartment Syndromes
  • Black Widow Spider
  • Antivenins
  • Animals
 

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Cohen, J., & Bush, S. (2005). Case report: compartment syndrome after a suspected black widow spider bite. Ann Emerg Med, 45(4), 414–416. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2004.06.018
Cohen, Jennifer, and Sean Bush. “Case report: compartment syndrome after a suspected black widow spider bite.Ann Emerg Med 45, no. 4 (April 2005): 414–16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2004.06.018.
Cohen J, Bush S. Case report: compartment syndrome after a suspected black widow spider bite. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Apr;45(4):414–6.
Cohen, Jennifer, and Sean Bush. “Case report: compartment syndrome after a suspected black widow spider bite.Ann Emerg Med, vol. 45, no. 4, Apr. 2005, pp. 414–16. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2004.06.018.
Cohen J, Bush S. Case report: compartment syndrome after a suspected black widow spider bite. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Apr;45(4):414–416.
Journal cover image

Published In

Ann Emerg Med

DOI

EISSN

1097-6760

Publication Date

April 2005

Volume

45

Issue

4

Start / End Page

414 / 416

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Spider Bites
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Emergency & Critical Care Medicine
  • Compartment Syndromes
  • Black Widow Spider
  • Antivenins
  • Animals