Systemic loxoscelism in an epileptic patient. Case report

Rafael Pichardo-Rodriguez, J. Antonio Grandez-Urbina, Saarah Zegarra del Rosario-Alvarado, Victor A. del Carpio-Yañez, Marcos Saavedra-Velasco, Herney Andrés Garcia-Perdomo

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Loxoscelism is the clinical problem produced by the bite of a spider of the genus Loxosceles. The most severe presentation is systemic loxoscelism that can compromise the patient's life if it is not diagnosed and treated in time. There are no reports about how it presents in patients with an epilepsy diagnosis. We present the case of a 28-year-old male patient, with a prior history of epilepsy in treatment with anticonvulsants. He developed systemic loxoscelism after a spider bite in the posterior middle third of the right arm. However, the patient did not develop seizures despite the unfavorable course of his clinical symptoms.

Translated title of the contributionLoxoscelismo sistémico en un paciente epiléptico. Reporte de caso
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Cientifica de la Sociedad Espanola de Enfermeria Neurologica
StateIndexed - 1 Jul 2020

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  • Brown recluse spider
  • Epilepsy
  • MeSH
  • Spider venom


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