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Classic Brown Recluse Spider Bite

(Loxosceles reclusa)


Updated February 01, 2010

Brown recluse spider bite
Image courtesy of the CDC

Four months after, the dry, dead circle of skin tissue on this woman's leg illustrates the classic look of a brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) spider bite.

Brown recluse bites can go unnoticed, or they can lead to severe pain 2 to 8 hours after the bite. In some cases, patients report feeling a "pinprick" at the site of the spider bite.

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