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Not All Spider Bites Come from Spiders

This Tick Bite has the Classic "Bullseye" Blamed on Spiders

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Updated February 01, 2010

Tick bite
Image courtesy of the CDC/James Gathany
Not all "spider bites" actually come from spiders. This classic bullseye redness pattern comes from a tick bite rather than a spider bite. In fact, this patient later developed Lyme disease.

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