Gonzalez F. Black widow bites in children. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2001;101(4):229–231. doi: https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2001.101.4.229.
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While seldom lethal, the bite of the black widow spider causes serious systemic symptoms that appear suddenly and progress rapidly. Children are more vulnerable to these complications; therefore, early hospitalization and aggressive therapy must be considered. General information about the widow spider genus is presented, and an illustrative case and treatment options are discussed.
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