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Black widow spider (Latrodectus mactans) envenomation in a term pregnancy.
Curr Surg 2000; 57(4):346-348CS

Abstract

Description of a black widow spider (Latrodectus mactans) envenomation in a term pregnancy.Case report conducted at an Air Force tertiary care hospital of a 27-year-old primigravida at 38 1/7 weeks pregnancy.Latrodectus mactans antivenin can be given to treat symptoms of black widow envenomation.Black widow envenomations can cause symptoms associated with acute intra-abdominal processes. In pregnancy, envenomations can result in symptoms and signs similar to those seen in preeclampsia (abdominal pain, headache, hypertension, and proteinuria). Latrodectism should be considered in patients complaining of these symptoms in association with a spider bite. If latrodectism is considered to be the underlying origin for these symptoms, appropriate treatment should be administered. In cases of pregnancy, treatment should include L. mactans antivenin if believed to be clinically indicated. There is no current evidence that this antivenin is contraindicated in pregnancy. (Curr Surg 57:346-348)

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, USANo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11024247

Citation

Sherman, RP, et al. "Black Widow Spider (Latrodectus Mactans) Envenomation in a Term Pregnancy." Current Surgery, vol. 57, no. 4, 2000, pp. 346-348.
Sherman RP, Groll JM, Gonzalez DI, et al. Black widow spider (Latrodectus mactans) envenomation in a term pregnancy. Curr Surg. 2000;57(4):346-348.
Sherman, R. P., Groll, J. M., Gonzalez, D. I., & Aerts, M. A. (2000). Black widow spider (Latrodectus mactans) envenomation in a term pregnancy. Current Surgery, 57(4), pp. 346-348.
Sherman RP, et al. Black Widow Spider (Latrodectus Mactans) Envenomation in a Term Pregnancy. Curr Surg. 2000 Jul 1;57(4):346-348. PubMed PMID: 11024247.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Black widow spider (Latrodectus mactans) envenomation in a term pregnancy. AU - Sherman,RP, AU - Groll,JM, AU - Gonzalez,DI, AU - Aerts,MA, PY - 2000/10/12/pubmed PY - 2000/10/12/medline PY - 2000/10/12/entrez SP - 346 EP - 348 JF - Current surgery JO - Curr Surg VL - 57 IS - 4 N2 - Description of a black widow spider (Latrodectus mactans) envenomation in a term pregnancy.Case report conducted at an Air Force tertiary care hospital of a 27-year-old primigravida at 38 1/7 weeks pregnancy.Latrodectus mactans antivenin can be given to treat symptoms of black widow envenomation.Black widow envenomations can cause symptoms associated with acute intra-abdominal processes. In pregnancy, envenomations can result in symptoms and signs similar to those seen in preeclampsia (abdominal pain, headache, hypertension, and proteinuria). Latrodectism should be considered in patients complaining of these symptoms in association with a spider bite. If latrodectism is considered to be the underlying origin for these symptoms, appropriate treatment should be administered. In cases of pregnancy, treatment should include L. mactans antivenin if believed to be clinically indicated. There is no current evidence that this antivenin is contraindicated in pregnancy. (Curr Surg 57:346-348) SN - 0149-7944 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11024247/Black_widow_spider__Latrodectus_mactans__envenomation_in_a_term_pregnancy_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0149-7944(00)00276-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -