Persistent painful plaque due to a brown recluse spider bite

J. A. Yiannias, R. K. Winkelmann

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The bite of the arthropod Loxosceles is known to cause subdermal hemorrhage, dermal-epidermal separation, inflammatory infiltrates, as well as occlusion and necrosis of small arterioles. We report a case of a brown recluse spider bite that presented as a chronic painful skin plaque, with the unusual histologic findings of a cutaneous and deep subcutaneous hyalinizing panniculitis and myonecrosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-275
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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