Recluse Spider Bite on Thigh
This middle-aged man was bitten on his left thigh by a brown
recluse spider. This is a rather severe reaction to the brown
recluse venom. This reaction is classic necrotic arachnidism,
or loxoscelism. This reaction is more severe with female brown
recluse bites as opposed to male brown recluse bites. And
the destruction of tissue is usually worse in fatty areas
of the body like: abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.
In this situation it took a long time for the tissue destruction
to abate. As you can see in the photographs, he needed a skin
graft and he did well.
Death is very rare with the brown recluse spider. It usually
occurs in the very young and the very old.
NEVER PUT HEAT OR WARMTH ON A SPIDER BITE
AS IT COULD INCREASE THE SPREAD OF THE VENOM AND REACTION
TO THE BITE.
Shift Graft 38 days later