Loxoscelismo escrotal

Marcos Saavedra-Velasco, Fernando Mendo-Urbina, Natalia Vargas-Herrera, Rafael Pichardo-Rodriguez, J. Antonio Grandez-Urbina

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Loxoscelism is a condition produced by the bite of spiders from the genus Loxosceles. It is considered to be an accident that occurs mostly in the night, due to the spider's nocturnal habits and good adaptation to domestic environments, preferably dark, dry spaces. It presents in two clinical scenarios: cutaneous (83.3%) and visceral or systemic (16 %), with a variation in the cutaneous manifestation known as predominantly edematous loxoscelism. The objective of the study was to report an unusual case of scrotal loxoscelism. Diagnosis was based on the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of the accident. It is concluded that scrotal loxoscelism is a very infrequent condition. Management of the patient greatly influences its evolution and progress. Exhaustive treatment with sulfadiazine twice daily and intravenous antibiotics yields very favorable results.

Título traducido de la contribuciónScrotal loxoscelism
Idioma originalEspañol
PublicaciónRevista Cubana de Medicina Tropical
EstadoPublicada - 1 may. 2018
Publicado de forma externa

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Palabras clave

  • Case report
  • Cutaneous loxoscelism
  • Gangrene
  • Necrosis
  • Scrotum
  • Silver sulfadiazine


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