Spider bite in southern Africa : diagnosis and management

Muller, G. J. ; Wium, C. A. ; Marks, C. J. ; Du Plessis, C. E. ; Veale, D. J. (2012-10)

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The medically important spiders of southern Africa can be divided into neurotoxic and cytotoxic groups. The neurotoxic spiders belong to the genus Latrodectus (button or widow spiders) and the cytotoxic spiders are represented chiefly by the genera Cheiracanthium (sac spiders) and Loxosceles (violin or recluse spiders).

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